# What is Fibonacci search? Please explain in detail?

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What is Fibonacci search? Please explain in detail?
posted Apr 7, 2015

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Fibonacci search is a search algorithm that applies to a sorted array. It makes use of a divide-and-conquer approach that can greatly reduce the time needed in order to reach the target element.

program:

``````#include<stdio.h>
void main()
{
int n,a[50],i,key,loc,p,q,r,m,fk;
clrscr();
printf("\nenter number elements to be entered");
scanf("%d",&n);
printf("enter elements");
for(i=1;i<=n;i++)
scanf("%d",&a[i]);
printf("enter the key element");
scanf("%d",&key);
fk=fib(n+1);
p=fib(fk);
q=fib(p);
r=fib(q) ;
m=(n+1)-(p+q);
if(key>a[p])
p=p+m;
loc=rfibsearch(a,n,p,q,r,key);
if(loc==0)
else
printf("%d is found at location %d",key,loc);
getch();
}
int fib(int m)
{
int a,b,c;
a=0;
b=1;
c=a+b;
while(c<m)
{
a=b;
b=c;
c=a+b;
}
return b;
}
int rfibsearch(int a[],int n,int p,int q,int r,int key)
{
int t;
if(p<1||p>n)
return 0;
else if(key==a[p])
return p;
else if(key<a[p])
{
if(r==0)
return 0;
else
{
p=p-r;
t=q;
q=r;
r=t-r;
return rfibsearch(a,n,p,q,r,key);
}
}
else
{
if(q==1)
return 0;
else
{
p=p+r;
q=q-r;
r=r-q;
return rfibsearch(a,n,p,q,r,key);
}
}
}
``````