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If there are times when you know you need to know how many occurrences there are, or even how many and where they are, then the searching function of the unordered array class can be expanded to accommodate those needs. Searching beyond the first occurrence can be a waste of CPU time if there is no need to look for duplicates. 3 illustrates the linear search. 9, where the function returns the index of the value if it is found, or else it returns -1 to indicate that the value was not found. 3 A linear search.
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If the value does not exist, the search would have checked every element in the array and come up with nothing. BINARY SEARCHES A binary search can be performed on an ordered array. It works by taking a value that is being searched for and testing it by the element in the middle of the array. If the value being searched for is lower than the item in the middle of the ordered array, it can be determined that if the value exists, it is in the first half of the array. If the value is larger than the element in the middle, the value might exist in the upper half.