# Which search method used sorted list?

## Which search method used sorted list?

Binary search is a method for searching for a given item in a sorted array. Although the implementation is not trivial, the basic idea is simple: If you are searching for an item in a sorted list, then it is possible to eliminate half of the items in the list by inspecting a single item.

For which searching algorithm sorted list is must?

Binary search

• Binary search is an efficient algorithm for finding an item from a sorted list of items.
• One of the most common ways to use binary search is to find an item in an array.

Which algorithm is best for searching?

Binary search algorithm works on the principle of divide & conquer and it is considered the best searching algorithms because of its faster speed to search ( Provided the data is in sorted form). A binary search is also known as a half-interval search or logarithmic search.

### Which search algorithm is best for sorted array?

Interpolation and Quadratic Binary Search. If we know nothing about the distribution of key values, then we have just proved that binary search is the best algorithm available for searching a sorted array.

Which is better searching or sorting?

Searching Algorithms are designed to retrieve an element from any data structure where it is used. A Sorting Algorithm is used to arranging the data of list or array into some specific order. The worst-case time complexity of searching algorithm is O(N).

Is searching faster than sorting?

It depends how often you want to search after the sort – if only once, then a linear search will probably be faster. Of course, an even better bet is normally (but not always) to maintain things in sorted order using something like set or a map. No, because Quick Sort is slower than linear, and you add some more.