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what is wrong with this search algorithm?
can someone simplify by telling me the correct answer for this question?
Dane ParchmentTreehouse 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:
- Start at beginning of data set
- Compare element to target
- If not found move to next element
- 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?