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Computer Science Algorithms: Sorting and Searching Searching Names Binary Search

Kris Reid
Kris Reid
16,739 Points

Binary Search - new midpoint?

I'm just wondering. I'm looking at implanting a binary search. I understand it mostly. However is a new midpoint created after discarding half of the list or does it just continue searching the list?

Hope that makes sense thanks.

1 Answer

Kevin S
Kevin S
14,964 Points

Yo Kris,

I'm still working though binary search myself, but maybe this video will help you out. It's from Harvard, and I think it does a great job of explaining binary serach step by step.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T98PIp4omUA

Hope this points you in the right direction.