### What are the short comings of a binary search methods and sequential search methods?

When the list is small the sequential search is faster than a binary search. With a large list the binary search wins the race. A binary search requires the list to be in sort order, a sequential search does not. A sequential search is a brute force method. A binary search is a divide and conquer method.

### What is binary search and sequential search?

A Binary Search is a technique for quickly locating an item in a sequential list. A Sequential Search is a procedure for searching a table that consists of starting at some table position (usually the beginning) and comparing the file-record key in hand with each table-record key, one at a time, until either a match is found or all sequential positions have been searched.

### Differences among sequential access direct access?

the main difference between a sequential access and a direct access is that in seq. access you have to traverse whole data which you stored at first. and in direct access is that in which you can fetch any element from any position. direct access can be well understood by using a link list. in hardware also there is direct and sequential access; direct=RAM(Random Access Memory) seq.=SAM(sequential access memory)

### Find the prime nofrom one to ten using 'for' or 'while' loop in c language?

I don't know C, but the process of finding a prime is the same in any programming language # Use a sequential list of numbers from two to some maximum. (10 in your case) # Delete all multiples of 2 greater than 2 from the list. # The next lowest, uncrossed off number in the list is a prime number. # Delete all multiples of this number from the list. This can be started at…

### When is binary searching better than sequential searching?

A sequential search runs in O(n), while a binary search runs in O(log n). Basically, on average, you have to look through half of a list before you'll find what you want in a sequential search, but on a binary search, you need far fewer. A sequential search on an array twice as big takes twice as long on average, but a binary search on an array twice as long only takes one more step…

### Difference between direct and sequential access?

In sequential access data is stored at random locations. -In direct access data is stored at sequential locations. ( Ironically this is true No matter what kind of first impression we get when we hear it for the first time. ) -In sequential access addition of data is fast but retrieval of data is slow. -In direct access addition of data is slow as reordering of data blocks may be needed to put current data…

### Why is binary search faster than sequential search?

In sequential search, you have to check each element in the list one after another, with a worst case efficiency of O(n). If you use binary search the list must be sorted), you are essentially cutting the remaining elements you must search in half with an efficiency of O(log n). For example, searching for 9: Sequential: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Binary: start at 4, 9 is higher you have…