# Prog460a.java - Hunter Hildebran Anson High School Prog...

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/** * Hunter Hildebran * 3-9-18 * Anson High School * * Prog Desc: This program implements an iterative * binary search of a sorted array. * * Difficulties: * It took me a while to figure out how * not to do it recursively. * * What I Learned: * I learned about sorting algorithms * and how to implement them iteratively. * */ import java.util.*; import java.io.*; class Prog460a { public static int midpoint(int num1, int num2) { return (num1 + num2) / 2;//integral midpoint } public static int binarySearch(int[] array, int target) { int imin = 0;//the beginning int imax = array.length - 1;//the end int imid = midpoint(imin, imax);//roughly the middle while (imin < imax) //until range is 0 and we've found the number { if (array[imid] == target) //we've found our number { return imid;//return index } else if (array[imid] < target)//need to look in top half of selection { imin = imid + 1;//change selection to top half of array } else if (array[imid] > target)//need to look in bottom half of selection { imax = imid - 1;//reset range to lower half } } return -1; //if key not found return bad value } public static void main(String[] args) {

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