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J. Moritz

Joined: Nov 18, 2004
Posts: 9
I've been working on this problem all evening and any help would be appreciated.

I have a 5 element array (of type integer). I need to find the element of the array that holds the maximum value and keep the original corresponding index of that element. The Arrays.sort won't work on this one becuase the index changes for the element with the maximum value once the elements are sorted in ascending order.

Can anyone give me any example code? I just can't figure it out.. I've tried nested loops and etc..

Mark Patrick
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Joined: Feb 22, 2004
Posts: 51
Without sorting the array, you'll have to loop through the array one time and test for the int value to be greater the previous greatest value:

Mark Patrick<br />SCJP 1.4
J. Moritz

Joined: Nov 18, 2004
Posts: 9
finding the minimum and maximum values of an array while still retaining their original corresponding indices:

J. Moritz

Joined: Nov 18, 2004
Posts: 9
Thanks Mark!
I agree. Here's the link:
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