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C++ Exercises: Find the second smallest elements in a given array of integers

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Write a C++ program to find the second smallest elements in a given array of integers.

Pictorial Presentation:

Pictorial Presentation: Find the second smallest elements in a given array of integers

Sample Solution:

C++ Code :

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int find_Second_Smallest(int array_num[], int n) {
  int smallest_num, second_smallest_num;
  if (array_num[0] < array_num[1]) {
    smallest_num = array_num[0];
    second_smallest_num = array_num[1];
  } else {
    smallest_num = array_num[1];
    second_smallest_num = array_num[0];
  }
for (int i = 0; i < n; i++) {
if (smallest_num > array_num[i]) {
second_smallest_num = smallest_num;
smallest_num = array_num[i];
} else if (array_num[i] < second_smallest_num && array_num[i] > smallest_num) {
second_smallest_num = array_num[i];
}
}
  return second_smallest_num;
}
int main() {
  int n = 7;
  int array_num[7] = {
    5,
    6,
    7,
    2,
    3,
    4,
    12
  };
  int s = sizeof(array_num) / sizeof(array_num[0]);
    cout << "Original array: ";
    for (int i=0; i < s; i++)
    cout << array_num[i] <<" ";
  int second_smallest_num = find_Second_Smallest(array_num, n);
  cout<<"\nSecond smallest number: "<<second_smallest_num;
  return 0;
}

Sample Output:

Original array: 5 6 7 2 3 4 12 
Second smallest number: 3

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