FAQ: Linear Search: Conceptual - Review

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is linear search an example of a brute force algorithm?

It does run from end to end or an unsorted array (in many cases) with no fancy logic so we could call it mildly brute force. Not quite like testing for primeness with a continuous trial division, but it is direct and gets to a solution. If we define ‘brute force’ as the most direct, non-optimized approach, then the linear search would qualify.

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okay, that makes sense. Thank you!

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