## How do you find an infinite sorted array?

Search in a sorted infinite array Write a function to return the index of the target if it is present in the array, otherwise return -1. Example 1: Input: [2, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 18, 20, 24, 28. 32, 35], target = 16 Output: 7 Explanation: The target is present at index ‘7’ in the array.

**What is infinite array?**

Infinite arrays are rectangular arrays of infinite extent. In an infinite array, a single element called a unit cell, is repeated uniformly an infinite number of times along a plane.

**How do you use binary search in infinite array?**

Solution Steps

- if K > A[r] then copy the upper index in the lower index and increase the upper index by C. Keep on doing this until you reach a value that is greater than K.
- If K < A[r], apply binary search in the interval from l to r.

### What is the fastest way to search an array?

Sequential search is the best that we can do when trying to find a value in an unsorted array. 1 But if the array is sorted in increasing order by value, then we can do much better. We use a process called binary search.

**How can we search for an element in a sorted list?**

Approach:

- The idea is to find the pivot point, divide the array in two sub-arrays and perform binary search.
- The main idea for finding pivot is – for a sorted (in increasing order) and pivoted array, pivot element is the only element for which next element to it is smaller than it.

**How do you declare an infinite array in C++?**

“how to create dynamic array in c++” Code Answer’s

- int* a = NULL; // Pointer to int, initialize to nothing.
- int n; // Size needed for array.
- cin >> n; // Read in the size.
- a = new int[n]; // Allocate n ints and save ptr in a.
- for (int i=0; i
- a[i] = 0; // Initialize all elements to zero.
- }
- . . .

## Can an array be infinite?

An array is technically infinite if you don’t limit it when its initialised, but storage is finite, so be careful.

**How do I find a number in a sorted array?**

**Which search is better for larger arrays?**

Linear search. This will take O(n) . It should be good enough if the array size is in the range of thousands and millions.

### Why is binary search faster than linear?

Binary search is faster than linear when the given array is already sorted. For a sorted array, binary search offers an average O(log n) meanwhile linear offers O(n).

**What is dynamic array in C++?**

What is a Dynamic Array? A dynamic array is quite similar to a regular array, but its size is modifiable during program runtime. DynamArray elements occupy a contiguous block of memory. Once an array has been created, its size cannot be changed. However, a dynamic array is different.

**How do you deallocate memory of an array in C++?**

Deallocation of dynamic memory

- To deallocate memory that was created with new, we use the unary operator delete.
- To deallocate a dynamic array, use this form: delete [] name_of_pointer; Example: int * list = new int[40]; // dynamic array delete [] list; // deallocates the array list = 0; // reset list to null pointer.

## How do you search an element in an array using binary search?

Step 1 : Find the middle element of array. using , middle = initial_value + end_value / 2 ; Step 2 : If middle = element, return ‘element found’ and index. Step 3 : if middle > element, call the function with end_value = middle – 1 . Step 4 : if middle < element, call the function with start_value = middle + 1 .

**Which data structure is best for searching?**

Arrays. The array is the most basic data structure, merely a list of data elements that you can access by an index, which is the data’s position inside the array. Arrays are quite efficient at searching if the elements in the array are ordered.

**Is linear search faster than binary search?**

Binary search is faster than linear search except for small arrays. However, the array must be sorted first to be able to apply binary search. There are specialized data structures designed for fast searching, such as hash tables, that can be searched more efficiently than binary search.

### How do you do binary search on an infinite array?

Brute Force approach : Using linear Search In the infinite array, we don’t know the upper bound to apply the binary search. So simple solution we could think to start searching for K linearly from index 0 until you you find an element equal to K, then return the index.

**How to find position of an infinite array of keys?**

If the array is infinite, that means we don’t have proper bounds to apply binary search. So in order to find position of key, first we find bounds and then apply binary search algorithm.

**What if an array has an infinite size?**

Source: Amazon Interview Experience. Since array is sorted, the first thing clicks into mind is binary search, but the problem here is that we don’t know size of array. If the array is infinite, that means we don’t have proper bounds to apply binary search.

## How to find relative position of element in a sorted array?

Note: In a sorted array, if we check an element at any index j, we could logically know the relative position of element K with respect to A [j]. if K > A [r] then copy the upper index in the lower index and increase the upper index by C. Keep on doing this until you reach a value that is greater than K. 3.