*There are two popular methods for searching the array elements:*

**Linear Search**
**Binary Search**

The algorithm that should be used depends entirely on how the values are organized in the array.

For example, if the elements of the array are arranged in ascending order, then binary search should be used, as it is more efficient for sorted lists in terms of complexity.

**linear vs binary search**

*Linear Search*

Linear search, also called as sequential search, is a very simple method used for searching an array for a particular value. It works by comparing the value to be searched with every element of the array one by one in a sequence until a match is found.

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