**Search in a Rotated Array**

1 min readMay 26, 2021

Given a sorted and rotated array A of N distinct elements which is rotated at some point, and given an element key. The task is to find the index of the given element key in the array A.

**Example 1:**

**Input:**

N = 9

A[] = {5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 1, 2, 3}

key = 10

**Output**:

5

**Explanation**: 10 is found at index 5.

**Example 2**:

**Input**:

N = 4

A[] = {3, 5, 1, 2}

key = 6

Output:

-1

Explanation: There is no element that has value 6.