FAQ: Binary Search: Java - Review

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The steps are extremely poorly worded in this exercise overall. One example of it being inconsistent: this step says * Create a while loop that continues to execute until the left index equals the right index.
But the previous one wanted you to put (left < right).

It also didn’t tell you to decrement ‘right’ in the previous step, only to increment left if necessary. However this final step tells you that you * Set right equal to the current index minus one if the target is less than the value.