﻿ C++ : Find the largest average value between the first and second halves of a given array of integers

# C++ Exercises: Find the largest average value between the first and second halves of a given array of integers

## C++ Basic Algorithm: Exercise-118 with Solution

Write a C++ program to find the largest average value between the first and second halves of a given array of integers. Ensure that the minimum length is at least 2. Assume that the second half begins at index (array length)/2.

Test Data:
({ 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 }) -> 6
({ 15, 2, 3, 4, 15, 11 }) -> 10

Sample Solution:

C++ Code :

``````#include <iostream>  // Including input-output stream header file

using namespace std;  // Using standard namespace

// Forward declaration of function avgg
int avgg(int[], int, int, size_t);

// Function to find the larger average value between the first and second halves of an array
int test(int numbers[], int arr_length) {
// Finding the average of the first half
int firstHalf = avgg(numbers, 0, arr_length / 2, arr_length);
// Finding the average of the second half
int secondHalf = avgg(numbers, arr_length / 2, arr_length, arr_length);
// Returning the larger of the two averages
return firstHalf > secondHalf ? firstHalf : secondHalf;
}

// Function to calculate the average of elements within a specified range
int avgg(int num[], int start, int end, size_t arr_length) {
int sum = 0;
// Calculating the sum of elements within the range
for (int i = start; i < end; i++)
sum += num[i];
// Calculating and returning the average
return sum / (arr_length / 2);
}

// Main function
int main() {
// First test array
int nums1[] = {1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 };
size_t arr_length = sizeof(nums1) / sizeof(int);
// Displaying original array elements
cout << "Original array elements: ";
for (size_t i = 0; i < arr_length; i++) {
std::cout << nums1[i] << ' ';
}
// Finding and displaying the larger average value between the first and second halves
cout << "\nLarger average value between the first and the second half of the said array: ";
cout << test(nums1, arr_length) << endl;

// Second test array
int nums2[] = { 15, 2, 3, 4, 15, 11 };
arr_length = sizeof(nums2) / sizeof(int);
// Displaying original array elements
cout << "\nOriginal array elements: ";
for (size_t i = 0; i < arr_length; i++) {
std::cout << nums2[i] << ' ';
}
// Finding and displaying the larger average value between the first and second halves
cout << "\nLarger average value between the first and the second half of the said array: ";
cout << test(nums2, arr_length) << endl;

return 0;  // Returning 0 to indicate successful completion of the program
}
``````

Sample Output:

```Original array elements: 1 2 3 4 6 8
Larger average value between the first and the second half of the said array: 6

Original array elements: 15 2 3 4 15 11
Larger average value between the first and the second half of the said array: 10
```

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