# sequential or linear search using C

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Search an element from the input array in a linear or sequential fashion.

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Unit 1
Practical 3: Sequential or linear search example (for numbers only)

Problem statement:
User will input a list of numbers followed by the element they want to check within the entered list.

Solution :
step 1: Define Structure / logical collection to hold records about each student.
step 2: Take marks entry, name and roll number from the user.
step 3: Calculate Total Marks for each student.
step 4: Sort students records by total marks obtained (descending order)
or ranked students.

Step 1: Take a list of numbers from the user.

```/*
* @Author: abdulkaiyum
* @Date:   2019-07-18 08:14:58
*/

// Sequencial search
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main(int argc, char const *argv[])
{

int *inputArray,i;
int count,key;

printf("%s\n", "Please Enter number of Elements");
scanf("%d",&count);

inputArray = (int *) malloc(count * sizeof(int *));

printf("%s\n", "Enter your numbers followed by enter key");

for (i = 0; i < count; ++i)
{
scanf("%d",inputArray);
inputArray++;
}
inputArray = inputArray - count;

return 0;
}```

Step 2: Take a number/element you want to search.

```/*
* @Author: abdulkaiyum
* @Date:   2019-07-18 08:14:58
*/

// Sequencial search
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main(int argc, char const *argv[])
{

int *inputArray,i;
int count,key;

printf("%s\n", "Please Enter number of Elements");
scanf("%d",&count);

inputArray = (int *) malloc(count * sizeof(int *));

printf("%s\n", "Enter your numbers followed by enter key");

for (i = 0; i < count; ++i)
{
scanf("%d",inputArray);
inputArray++;
}
inputArray = inputArray - count;

printf("%s\n", "Enter element you want to search in the array");
scanf("%d",&key);

return 0;
}```

Step 3: Search number within the given list.

```/*
* @Author: abdulkaiyum
* @Date:   2019-07-18 08:14:58
*/

// Sequencial search
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int seq_src(int *array,int arrayLength,int num)
{
int i,isFound = 0;

for (i = 0; i < arrayLength; ++i)
{
if(*array == num)
{
isFound = 1;
break;
}
array++;
}

return isFound;
}

int main(int argc, char const *argv[])
{

int *inputArray,i;
int count,key;

printf("%s\n", "Please Enter number of Elements");
scanf("%d",&count);

inputArray = (int *) malloc(count * sizeof(int *));

printf("%s\n", "Enter your numbers followed by enter key");

for (i = 0; i < count; ++i)
{
scanf("%d",inputArray);
inputArray++;
}
inputArray = inputArray - count;

printf("%s\n", "Enter element you want to search in the array");
scanf("%d",&key);

return 0;
}```

Step 4: print the result.

```/*
* @Author: abdulkaiyum
* @Date:   2019-07-18 08:14:58
*/

// Sequencial search
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int seq_src(int *array,int arrayLength,int num)
{
int i,isFound = 0;

for (i = 0; i < arrayLength; ++i)
{
if(*array == num)
{
isFound = 1;
break;
}
array++;
}

return isFound;
}

int main(int argc, char const *argv[])
{

int *inputArray,i;
int count,key;

printf("%s\n", "Please Enter number of Elements");
scanf("%d",&count);

inputArray = (int *) malloc(count * sizeof(int *));

printf("%s\n", "Enter your numbers followed by enter key");

for (i = 0; i < count; ++i)
{
scanf("%d",inputArray);
inputArray++;
}
inputArray = inputArray - count;

printf("%s\n", "Enter element you want to search in the array");
scanf("%d",&key);

if(seq_src(inputArray,count,key) == 1)
{
printf("%s\n", "element found");
}
else
{
}

return 0;
}```
```/*
* @Author: abdulkaiyum
* @Date:   2019-07-18 08:14:58
*/

// Sequencial search
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int seq_src(int *array,int arrayLength,int num)
{
int i,isFound = 0;

for (i = 0; i < arrayLength; ++i)
{
if(*array == num)
{
isFound = 1;
break;
}
array++;
}

return isFound;
}

int main(int argc, char const *argv[])
{

int *inputArray,i;
int count,key;

printf("%s\n", "Please Enter number of Elements");
scanf("%d",&count);

inputArray = (int *) malloc(count * sizeof(int *));

printf("%s\n", "Enter your numbers followed by enter key");

for (i = 0; i < count; ++i)
{
scanf("%d",inputArray);
inputArray++;
}
inputArray = inputArray - count;

printf("%s\n", "Enter element you want to search in the array");
scanf("%d",&key);

if(seq_src(inputArray,count,key) == 1)
{
printf("%s\n", "element found");
}
else
{ 