# sort two lists by one python

```list1 = [3,2,4,1,1]
list2 = ['three', 'two', 'four', 'one', 'one2']
list1, list2 = zip(*sorted(zip(list1, list2)))```

Here is what the above code is Doing:
1. zip(*sorted(zip(list1, list2)))
2. sorted(zip(list1, list2))
3. zip(list1, list2)
4. zip(*zip(list1, list2))

1. zip(*sorted(zip(list1, list2)))

This is the same as:

zip(*sorted(zip(list1, list2)))

Which is the same as:

zip(*sorted([(3, ‘three’), (2, ‘two’), (4, ‘four’), (1, ‘one’), (1, ‘one2’)]))

Which is the same as:

zip([3, 2, 4, 1, 1], [‘three’, ‘two’, ‘four’, ‘one’, ‘one2’])

Which is the same as:

[(3, ‘three’), (2, ‘two’), (4, ‘four’), (1, ‘one’), (1, ‘one2’)]

2. sorted(zip(list1, list2))

This is the same as:

sorted([(3, ‘three’), (2, ‘two’), (4, ‘four’), (1, ‘one’), (1, ‘one2’)])

Which is the same as:

[(1, ‘one’), (1, ‘one2’), (2, ‘two’), (3, ‘three’), (4, ‘four’)]

3. zip(list1, list2)

This is the same as:

zip([3, 2, 4, 1, 1], [‘three’, ‘two’, ‘four’, ‘one’, ‘one2’])

Which is the same as:

[(3, ‘three’), (2, ‘two’), (4, ‘four’), (1, ‘one’), (1, ‘one2’)]

4. zip(*zip(list1, list2))

This is the same as:

zip(*[(3, ‘three’), (2, ‘two’), (4, ‘four’), (1, ‘one’), (1, ‘one2’)])

Which is the same as:

zip([3, 2, 4, 1, 1], [‘three’, ‘two’, ‘four’, ‘one’, ‘one2’])

Which is the same as:

[(3, ‘three’), (2, ‘two’), (4, ‘four’), (1, ‘one’), (1, ‘one2’)]