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# Python program to sort matrix based upon sum of rows

When it is required to sort matrix based upon sum of rows, a method is defined that uses ‘sum’ method to determine the result.

Below is a demonstration of the same −

## Example

def sort_sum(row): return sum(row) my_list = [[34, 51], [32, 15, 67], [12, 41], [54, 36, 22]] print("The list is :") print(my_list) my_list.sort(key = sort_sum) print("The result is :") print(my_list)

## Output

The list is : [[34, 51], [32, 15, 67], [12, 41], [54, 36, 22]] The result is : [[12, 41], [34, 51], [54, 36, 22], [32, 15, 67]]

## Explanation

A method named ‘sort_sum’ is defined that takes a list as a parameter, and returns sum of the elements of the list as output.

A list of list is defined and displayed on the console.

The list is sorted using ‘sort’ method and the key is specified as the previously defined method.

This is the output that is displayed on the console.

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