# How do you sort an array in binary search?

## How do you sort an array in binary search?

Binary search works on sorted arrays. Binary search begins by comparing an element in the middle of the array with the target value. If the target value matches the element, its position in the array is returned. If the target value is less than the element, the search continues in the lower half of the array.

## How do you perform a binary search in a given array in C++?

Binary Search in C++ Binary Search is a method to find the required element in a sorted array by repeatedly halving the array and searching in the half. This method is done by starting with the whole array. Then it is halved.

**How do you make a binary search algorithm in C++?**

Algorithm to perform Binary Search –

- Take input array, left, right & x.
- START LOOP – while(left greater than or equal to right) mid = left + (right-left)/2. if(arr[mid]==x) then. return m. else if(arr[mid] less than x) then. left = m + 1. else. right= mid – 1.
- END LOOP.
- return -1.

### Can you use binary search to sort?

We can use binary search to reduce the number of comparisons in normal insertion sort. Binary Insertion Sort uses binary search to find the proper location to insert the selected item at each iteration. In normal insertion sort, it takes O(n) comparisons (at nth iteration) in the worst case.

### How do you create a sorted array?

We create a new array and insert the first element if it’s empty. Now for every new element, we find the correct position for the element in the new array using binary search and then insert that element at the corresponding index in the new array. Below is the implementation of the above approach: C++

**Is it possible to do binary search in an array that is not sorted?**

No, binary search needs a sorted array.

## What is binary search in array C++?

Also, you will find working examples of Binary Search in C, C++, Java and Python. Binary Search is a searching algorithm for finding an element’s position in a sorted array. In this approach, the element is always searched in the middle of a portion of an array.

## Why does a binary search need a sorted array?

In Binary Search, the array is repeatedly divided into two halves and the element is searched in that half whose last element is greater than or equal to the element being searched. For this reason, Binary Search needs a sorted array to perform the search operation.

**How do you arrange in ascending order in C++?**

By default, the sort() function sorts the elements in ascending order….The time complexity of std::sort() is:

- Best Case – O(N log N)
- Average Case – O(N log N)
- Worst Case – O(N log N)