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C Exercises: Find the median of two sorted arrays of different size

C Array: Exercise-71 with Solution

Write a program in C to find the median of two sorted arrays of different size.

Sample Solution:

C Code:

#include <stdio.h>
int findMax(int arr1, int arr2);
int findMin(int arr1, int arr2);

double medianOfDiffSortArrays(int *arr1, int n, 
                              int *arr2, int m)
{
     
    int indexMin  = 0, indexMax  = n, i, j, median;
    while (indexMin <= indexMax)
    {
        i = (indexMin + indexMax) / 2;
        j = ((n + m + 1) / 2) - i;
        if (i < n && j > 0 && arr2[j - 1] > arr1[i])        
            indexMin = i + 1;
        else if (i > 0 && j < m && arr2[j] < arr1[i - 1])        
            indexMax = i - 1;
        else
        {
            if (i == 0)            
                median = arr2[j - 1];            
            else if (j == 0)            
                median = arr1[i - 1];            
            else           
                median = findMax(arr1[i - 1], arr2[j - 1]);            
            break;
        }
    }
    if ((n + m) % 2 == 1)
        return (double)median;
    if (i == n)
        return (median+arr2[j]) / 2.0;
    if (j == m)
        return (median + arr1[i]) / 2.0;
    return (median + findMin(arr1[i], arr2[j])) / 2.0;
}
int findMax(int arr1, int arr2) 
{
    return arr1 > arr2 ? arr1 : arr2;
}
int findMin(int arr1, int arr2) 
{
    return arr1 < arr2 ? arr1 : arr2; 
}
int main()
{
    int arr1[] = {90, 240, 300};
    int arr2[] = { 10, 13, 14, 20, 25};
    int n = sizeof(arr1) / sizeof(int);
    int m = sizeof(arr2) / sizeof(int);
    int i;
	//------------- print original array ------------------	
	printf("The given first array is :  ");
	for(i = 0; i < n; i++)
	{
	printf("%d  ", arr1[i]);
    } 
	printf("\n");
	printf("The given second array is :  ");
	for(i = 0; i < m; i++)
	{
	printf("%d  ", arr2[i]);
    } 
	printf("\n");	
//------------------------------------------------------ 	
    if (n < m)
        printf("The median of two different size arrays are : %f",medianOfDiffSortArrays(arr1, n, arr2, m));
    else
        printf("The median of two different size arrays are : %f",medianOfDiffSortArrays(arr2, m, arr1, n));
    return 0;
}

Sample Output:

The given first array is :  90  240  300  
The given second array is :  10  13  14  20  25  
The median of two different size arrays are : 22.500000

Flowchart:

Flowchart: Find the median of two sorted arrays of different size

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