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Is that homework?
Try to think how you would find the greatest and smallest number yourself if you were the computer and I presented the numbers one by one. Would you write them down or would you use another trick?
No it wasnt an assignment. i just did the commands of linux and was doing questions with my friends , then we thought how to do find for this question without using array. i thought of doing it with two for loops but wasnt able to chalk out. even with sort command but not getting properly. If possible , please help me
Ok, the way I would do it is have one loop that reads in the numbers one at a time: after reading each number check to see if it is larger than the largest read so far, or smaller than the the smallest so far: if it is store it. The main advantage to this approach is that you only ever have to store two numbers: regardless of how many numbers you are supposed to compare: be it 5 or 5 million.
PS. Notice that the point of the exercise is about algorithms not implementation.
Last edited by evo2; 12-16-2009 at 07:19 AM.
Reason: PS. + typo
My logic is
Take first number & equate it to variables big & small.Now take next 4 numbers one by on & if currently entered number is > big then overwrite current on big.Similiarly if current number < small then overwrite on small.This is simple & obvious.After 5 numbers have been entered you have greatest in big & minimum in small.
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Last edited by sumeet inani; 12-16-2009 at 10:10 AM.