Andrei Sh - 9 months ago 39

Java Question

Task:

Find an element in the array size N is less then M next elements in this array.

`Here is algorithm:`

a[0]<a[1] => true, then

a[0]<a[2] => false, then

a[2]<a[3] => true, then

a[2]<a[4] => true, then

... => always true

a[2]<a[m+2] => true then return a[2] //a[2] is minumum, m+2<n

My implementation doesn't work. Loop seems to be endless.

`int[] array = new int[]{-1, 2, -3, 5, 0, 6, 9, -1, 5, 7, 8, 1};`

int numElements = 5;

int i=0;

int j=1;

int result;

while (i+j < array.length){

if (array[i]<array[i+j]){

if (i+j == numElements){

result = array[i];

} else j++;

} else {

i += j;

j = 1;

}

}

My output should be -3.

There is no current output: endless loop.

Answer Source

When `arr[i] < arr[i+j]`

is false, you should be...

- resetting
`j`

to`1`

- setting
`i`

equal to`i+j`

You should also add a check within the `while`

loop condition to ensure `i+j < arr.length`

Finally~ take `j++`

out of your `else`

block.

```
while (i+j < array.length && r){
if(array[i]<array[i+j]){
if(i+j == numElements){
result = array[i];
r = false;
}
++j;
}
else{
i += j;
j = 1;
}
}
```

When I implemented this in C++, I got the correct output of `-3`

.