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Python program to insert an element into sorted list
• Last Updated : 18 Dec, 2018

Given a sorted list and an element, Write a Python program to insert the element into the given list in sorted position.

Examples:

```Input : list = [1, 2, 4], n = 3
Output : list = [1, 2, 3, 4]

Input : list = ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd'], n = 'e'
Output : list = ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e']
```

Approach #1 :
This approach is the brute force method. Since the list is already sorted, we begin with a loop and check if the list element is greater than the given element. If yes, the given element need to be inserted at this position.

 `# Python3 program to insert ``# an element into sorted list`` ` `# Function to insert element``def` `insert(``list``, n):``     ` `    ``# Searching for the position``    ``for` `i ``in` `range``(``len``(``list``)):``        ``if` `list``[i] > n:``            ``index ``=` `i``            ``break``     ` `    ``# Inserting n in the list``    ``list` `=` `list``[:i] ``+` `[n] ``+` `list``[i:]``    ``return` `list`` ` `# Driver function``list` `=` `[``1``, ``2``, ``4``]``n ``=` `3`` ` `print``(insert(``list``, n))`
Output:
```[1, 2, 3, 4]
```

Approach #2 :
Python comes with a bisect module whose purpose is to find a position in list where an element needs to be inserted to keep the list sorted. Thus we use this module to solve the given problem.

 `# Python3 program to insert ``# an element into sorted list``import` `bisect `` ` `def` `insert(``list``, n):``    ``bisect.insort(``list``, n) ``    ``return` `list`` ` `# Driver function``list` `=` `[``1``, ``2``, ``4``]``n ``=` `3`` ` `print``(insert(``list``, n))`
Output:
```[1, 2, 3, 4]
```

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