Indexing back into an array the same size as one that was just sorted

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I'm trying to first sort each row of a 3X3 array. And then take the subscripts of the two largest numbers in each row and pull them out.
A = magic(3);
[~, IDX] = sort(A, 2, 'descend');
And then use IDX to pull out the largest 2 numbers in each row in array A, leaving me with and array sized 3,2.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 27 May 2016
FirstN = 2;
B = A(sub2ind(size(A), repmat((1:size(A,1)).',1,FirstN), IDX(:,1:FirstN)));

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