C++ Exercises: Sort a given unsorted array of integers, in wave form

C++ Array: Exercise-9 with Solution

Write a C++ program to sort a given unsorted array of integers, in wave form.
Note: An array is in wave form when array[0] >= array[1] <= array[2] >= array[3] <= array[4] >= . . . .

Sample Solution:

C++ Code :

using namespace std;
void swap_elements(int *a, int *b)
    int t = *a;
    *a = *b;
    *b = t;
void array_wave(int nums[], int n)
    sort(nums, nums+n);
    for (int i=0; i<n-1; i += 2)
        swap_elements(&nums[i], &nums[i+1]);
int main()
    int nums[] = {4, 5, 9, 12, 9, 22, 45, 7};
    int n = sizeof(nums)/sizeof(nums[0]);
    cout << "Original array: ";
    for (int i=0; i < n; i++) 
    cout << nums[i] <<" ";
    array_wave(nums, n);
    cout << "\nWave form of the said array: ";
    for (int i=0; i<n; i++)
       cout << nums[i] << " ";
    return 0;

Sample Output:

Original array: 4 5 9 12 9 22 45 7 
Wave form of the said array: 5 4 9 7 12 9 45 22 


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