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Jump Search Implementation using C++

In this article, we are going to learn what is Jump search, and how to implement it using C++ program?
Submitted by Aleesha Ali, on February 08, 2018

Jump search is a Searching algorithm and its efficiency lies between linear search and binary search.

Here, we search or find a particular element with the help of step size means we search a particular element by jumping or skipping the in-between values according to the step size given by the user if a particular element is still not found then this algorithm will follow simple linear search on previous elements.

For applying this​​ algorithm elements must be in sorted order means ascending or descending.


    sqrt(n) or (√n).
    Sqrt = SquareRoot.

Implementation of Jump Search using C++

//Implementation of jump search using c++

#include <iostream>
#include <vector>
#include <cmath>

using namespace std;

int jumpSearchProg(vector <int> arr, int noToSearch, int ArrayLim)
	int previous = 0;
	int step = sqrt(ArrayLim);
	//Step to skip elements for jumping

	while (arr[min(step,ArrayLim)-1] < noToSearch)
		previous = step;
		step += sqrt(ArrayLim);
		if(previous >= ArrayLim) return -1;

	/*Applying linear Search and starting from the previous elements*/
	while (arr[previous] < noToSearch)
	/*If element has not found yet then it means element is not present in the array*/
		if (previous == min(step, ArrayLim)) return -1;
	// if we found the element then

	if (arr[previous] == noToSearch)
		return previous;

	return -1;

//Start of main
int main()
	int n,NoToSr;
	cout<<"Enter the length of the array:"<<endl;
	vector<int> arr(n);

	cout<<"Enter the elements of the array"<<endl;
	for(int i=0;i<n;i++)

	cout<<"Enter the number to be searched:"<<endl;

	//function calling
	int result = jumpSearchProg(arr, NoToSr, n);

	//displayin foud number
	cout<<"Number = "<<NoToSr<<"is found at index = "<<result<<endl;
	return 0;


Jump search implementation using C++ - Output

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