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public class ScoreSorter {
public static void main(String args) {
int answer = scoreSorter(new int{1, 2, 3, 9999, 13}, 10000);
for (int i = 0; i < answer.length; i++) {
System.out.println(answer[i]);
}
}
public static int reversedArray(int array){
int last = array.length - 1;
int middle = array.length / 2;
for(int i=0;i<middle;i++){
int temp=array[i];
array[i]=array[last-i];
array[last-i]=temp;
}
return array;
}

public static int scoreSorter(int array, int topScore) {
// Write your code here
Arrays.sort(array);
reversedArray(array);

I filtered out anything bigger than the top score possible,
and I sorted the array
by making another array for the sorted version,
and then finding the highest number in the original array, and adding it to the sorted array
then the next highest, and adding that as the next thing in the sorted array,
and so on.

my code

import java.util.*;
public class ScoreSorter {
public static int getNextMax(int[] array, boolean[] available, boolean changeInAvailable) {
int length = array.length;
boolean started = false;
int max_so_far = 0;
int index_of_max = 0;
for (int i = 0; i < length; i++) {
if (available[i]) {
if (!started || (array[i] > max_so_far)) {
max_so_far = array[i];
index_of_max = i;
started = true;
}
}
}
if (changeInAvailable) {
available[index_of_max] = false;
}
return max_so_far;
};
public static int[] scoreSorter(int[] array, int topScore) {
int length = array.length;
int validCount = 0;
for (int i = 0; i < length; i++) {
if (array[i] <= topScore) {
validCount++;
}
}
boolean[] available = new boolean[length];
for (int i = 0; i < length; i++) {
available[i] = (array[i] <= topScore);
}
int[] sorted = new int[validCount];
for (int j = 0; j < validCount; j++) {
sorted[j] = getNextMax(array, available, true);
}
return sorted;
}
public static void main(String[] args) {
int[] demo = new int[]{1, 2, 3, 9999, 13};
int[] answer = scoreSorter(demo, 10000);
System.out.print("[");
for (int i = 0; i < answer.length; i++) {
System.out.print(answer[i]);
if (i != answer.length - 1) {
System.out.print(", ");
}
}
System.out.println("]");
}
}

Well I think I tried to do it the simplest possible, heres my code,

import java.util.*;

public class ScoreSorter {
public static void main(String args) {
int answer = scoreSorter(new int{1, 2, 3, 9999, 13}, 10000);
for (int i = 0; i < answer.length; i++) {
System.out.println(answer[i]);
}
}

public static int scoreSorter(int array, int topScore) {
// Write your code here
int temp = 0;
for(int i = 0; i < array.length; i++){
for(int j = i+1; j< array.length; j++){
if(array[i] < array[j]){
temp = array[i];
array[i] = array[j];
array[j] = temp;
}
}
}
return array;
}
}

import java.util.*;
public class ScoreSorter {
public static void main(String[] args) {
int[] answer = scoreSorter(new int[]{1, 2, 3, 9999, 13}, 10000);
for (int i = 0; i < answer.length; i++) {
System.out.println(answer[i]);
}
}
public static int[] scoreSorter(int[] array, int topScore) {
int temp;
// Per traversal:
// Find the max number in array, swap location with num at the front
for (int i = 0; i < array.length - 1; i++) {
int indexOfMax = i;
// Traverse array to determine max number
// Get index of that max number for swapping
for (int j = i + 1; j < array.length; j++)
if (array[j] > array[indexOfMax])
indexOfMax = j;
// Swap values (2, 3) --> (3, 2)
temp = array[indexOfMax];
array[indexOfMax] = array[i];
array[i] = temp;
}
return array;
}
}

I used “selection sort” to get the array sorted in a descending order. My code works with the site engine and in my own Eclipse IDE, however it only passes 3/5 test cases. This is becoming a bit of a frustration for me. I have this challenge and the catching rainwater challenge that passed 4/5 of the test cases.

I’m asking for help. Is there anyone or staff member at Codeademy that can tell me about the test cases my codes are failing?

I also find the highest possible score parameter of 10000 a bit superfluous. Unless that is part of the test case? Should I put a check that checks for a score number higher than 10000 ?
I will test that assumption shortly.

Here is my code for Top Scorer:
// Write your code here
int high = topScore; // I’m not using this var currenly
for(int i= array.length-1; i > 0; i–) {
int index=i;
for(int j=i-1; j >= 0;j–) {
if(array[j] < array[index]) {
index = j; // searching for lowest index
}
int smallerNumber = array[index];
// swap smallest element with highest to sort array in descending order
array[index] = array[i] ;
array[i] = smallerNumber;
}
} // Outter for loop
return array;