Today I am going to post a program that is going to find out the maximum and minimum element of an array. You will say that it is very easy. But here we are going to use the

__technique to solve this problem . This technique will be able to solve the problem in a much lesser time. Here is the code for you-__**Divide & Conquer****#include<stdio.h>**

int a[50],max,min;

void find(int i,int n){

int mid,max1,min1;

if(i==n)

max=min=a[i];

else if(i==n-1)

if(a[i]>=a[n-1]){

max=a[n];

min=a[i];

}

else{

max=a[i];

min=a[n];

}

else{

mid=(i+n)/2;

find(i,mid);

max1=max;

min1=min;

find(mid+1,n);

if(max<max1)

max=max1;

if(min>min1)

min=min1;

}

}

int main(){

int i,n;

printf("Enter size of array : ");

scanf("%d",&n);

printf("Enter elements in array-->\n");

for(i=0;i<n;i++)

scanf("%d",&a[i]);

max=min=a[0];

find(1,n-1);

printf("Minimum : %d",min);

printf("\nMaximum : %d",max);

return 0;

}NOTE : This code is compiled with GCC compiler under Linux environment Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin.int a[50],max,min;

void find(int i,int n){

int mid,max1,min1;

if(i==n)

max=min=a[i];

else if(i==n-1)

if(a[i]>=a[n-1]){

max=a[n];

min=a[i];

}

else{

max=a[i];

min=a[n];

}

else{

mid=(i+n)/2;

find(i,mid);

max1=max;

min1=min;

find(mid+1,n);

if(max<max1)

max=max1;

if(min>min1)

min=min1;

}

}

int main(){

int i,n;

printf("Enter size of array : ");

scanf("%d",&n);

printf("Enter elements in array-->\n");

for(i=0;i<n;i++)

scanf("%d",&a[i]);

max=min=a[0];

find(1,n-1);

printf("Minimum : %d",min);

printf("\nMaximum : %d",max);

return 0;

}