C++ Exercises: Rearrange a given sorted array of positive integers

C++ Array: Exercise-15 with Solution

Write a C++ program to rearrange a given sorted array of positive integers.
Note: In final array, first element should be maximum value, second minimum value, third second maximum value, fourth second minimum value, fifth third maximum and so on.

Sample Solution:

C++ Code :

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
void rearrange_max_min(int nums[], int n)
    int temp[n];
    int small_num=0, large_num=n-1;
    int result = true;
    for (int i=0; i<n; i++)
        if (result)
            temp[i] = nums[large_num--];
            temp[i] = nums[small_num++];
        result = !result;
     for (int i=0; i<n; i++)
        nums[i] = temp[i];
int main()
    int nums[] = {0, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10}; 
    int n = sizeof(nums)/sizeof(nums[0]);
   	cout << "Original array: ";
    for (int i=0; i < n; i++) 
    cout << nums[i] <<" ";
    rearrange_max_min(nums, n);
    printf("\nArray elements after rearranging: ");
      for (int i=0; i < n; i++) 
      cout << nums[i] <<" ";
        return 0;

Sample Output:

Original array: 0 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 
Array elements after rearranging: 10 0 8 1 7 3 6 4 5    


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