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Recursive Binary Search Program C

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The following code works good if the key is less than equal to 11 but if the key is greater than 11 it does not return anything.

#include<stdio.h>
#include<time.h>

int BinaryS(int a[],int l, int h,int key)
{
    
    if(h >= l){
    int mid = (h-l)/2;
    if(a[mid] == key)
        return mid;
    if(a[mid] > key)
        return BinaryS(a,l,mid-1,key);
    return BinaryS(a,mid+1,h,key);
    }
    return -1;
}
int main(void)
    {
        int a[]={10,11,15,19,22,23,30,40,45,50};
        int n;
        printf("Enter the number to be searched\n");
        scanf("%d",&n);
        int num=10;
        int clock_t,start_t,end_t,total;
        start_t = clock();
        int f = BinaryS(a,0,num-1,n);
        end_t = clock();
        total = (end_t-start_t)/CLOCKS_PER_SEC;
        printf("Time taken: %d\n",total);
        if(f == -1){
        printf("Key not found in the array ");
        }
        else{
            printf("Key found at: %d",f+1);
        }
    
    return 0;
}
    

The Output of the above code is as follows: enter image description here

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Answer

int mid = (h-l)/2; is wrong for sure. mid should be (h + l)/2.

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