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Chapter 3 - Question 5

Design a program to process a sequence of non-negative integers, terminated by a single negative value and output the smallest value in the sequence.

Solution 1

I did this problem after completing the 'Smallest and largest' problem, so this is just a simpler version of that problem.

<?    // generate a random number of random numbers    for ($n = 0; $n < mt_rand(5, 20); $n++)        $sequence[] = mt_rand(1, 50);            // add the terminator    $sequence[] = -1;            // show the sequence    echo 'Sequence: ' . implode(', ', $sequence) . '<br/>';        // sort the sequence of numbers    sort($sequence);        // show the smallest    echo 'Smallest: ' . $sequence[1];         ?>

Which produces:

Sequence: 44, 9, 6, 21, 39, 3, 10, 50, 18, -1
Smallest: 3

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