Algorithm interview question, binary search


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Binary searches are common interview questions. Binary searches typically assume that the collection is sorted before the search happens. This incurs a slight overhead, but it gives a large performance gain.

What's included in the purchase

PDF file with the following:

  • Intro to binary search algorithm
  • Comparisons between linear and binary searches
  • Source code for a linear search


2 pages



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