# Finding the 2nd smallest value in an Array

``````min(array(48, 9, 52, 183));
``````

I can find the smallest value in an Array with the code above which is helped by guido2004 and logic_earth in the former post.

Now I like to find the 2nd smallest value which is 48 in the Array.

I guess I have 2 ways.

The 1st way is that finding the 2nd smallest value directly if there is any code or function in PHP.

The other way is that creates a new Array with the removing or deleting the smallest value which is 9 in the Array.
The new Array will be newArray[48, 52, 183) and the code below will find my target value 48.

``````min(array(48, 52, 183));
``````

How can I find the 2nd smallest value directly(the 1st way)?
How can I get remove an array value which is 9 for finding the second smallest value(the other way)?

How can I get my target result?

``````sort( \$array, SORT_NUMERIC );
\$smallest = array_shift( \$array );
\$smallest_2nd = array_shift( \$array );

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Thank you very much, logic_earth.

use sort() and access the 2nd array item.

``````
\$a=48;
\$b=9;
\$c=52;
\$d=183;
\$e = array(\$a, \$b, \$c, \$d);
sort( \$e );

echo \$e; // 48

``````