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Computer Science Introduction to Algorithms Playing a Counting Game Quiz: Defining an Algorithm?

what is wrong with this search algorithm?

can someone simplify by telling me the correct answer for this question?

1 Answer

Dane Parchment
Dane Parchment
Treehouse Moderator 11,020 Points

This answer is long overdue. But for future people looking for this answer:

Think about what it's saying, you:

Identify what's wrong with the following search algorithm:

  1. Start at beginning of data set
  2. Compare element to target
  3. If not found move to next element
  4. Repeat step 2

We are searching for something correct? But all we are doing in this search algorithm, is comparing elements. What happens when we actually find a result? By this algorithm, nothing. So based on that thought process do you think you can find the answer?