# Answer to Question #9071 in C++ for tanisly

Question #9071

order the rows of the matrix B (m, n) in non-decreasing elements of the k-th column.please solve it using c and not c++

Expert's answer

int findKthSmallest(int A[], int m, int B[], int n, int k) {

& assert(m >= 0); assert(n >= 0); assert(k > 0); assert(k <= m+n);

& int i = (int)((double)m / (m+n) * (k-1));

& int j = (k-1) - i;

& assert(i >= 0); assert(j >= 0); assert(i <= m); assert(j <= n);

& // invariant: i + j = k-1

& // Note: A[-1] = -INF and A[m] = +INF to maintain invariant

& int Ai_1 = ((i == 0) ? INT_MIN : A[i-1]);

& int Bj_1 = ((j == 0) ? INT_MIN : B[j-1]);

& int Ai = ((i == m) ? INT_MAX : A[i]);

& int Bj = ((j == n) ? INT_MAX : B[j]);

& if (Bj_1 < Ai && Ai < Bj)

return Ai;

& else if (Ai_1 < Bj && Bj < Ai)

return Bj;

& assert((Ai > Bj && Ai_1 > Bj) ||

(Ai < Bj && Ai < Bj_1));

& // if none of the cases above, then it is either:

& if (Ai < Bj)

// exclude Ai and below portion

// exclude Bj and above portion

return findKthSmallest(A+i+1, m-i-1, B, j, k-i-1);

& else /* Bj < Ai */

// exclude Ai and above portion

// exclude Bj and below portion

return findKthSmallest(A, i, B+j+1, n-j-1, k-j-1);

}

& assert(m >= 0); assert(n >= 0); assert(k > 0); assert(k <= m+n);

& int i = (int)((double)m / (m+n) * (k-1));

& int j = (k-1) - i;

& assert(i >= 0); assert(j >= 0); assert(i <= m); assert(j <= n);

& // invariant: i + j = k-1

& // Note: A[-1] = -INF and A[m] = +INF to maintain invariant

& int Ai_1 = ((i == 0) ? INT_MIN : A[i-1]);

& int Bj_1 = ((j == 0) ? INT_MIN : B[j-1]);

& int Ai = ((i == m) ? INT_MAX : A[i]);

& int Bj = ((j == n) ? INT_MAX : B[j]);

& if (Bj_1 < Ai && Ai < Bj)

return Ai;

& else if (Ai_1 < Bj && Bj < Ai)

return Bj;

& assert((Ai > Bj && Ai_1 > Bj) ||

(Ai < Bj && Ai < Bj_1));

& // if none of the cases above, then it is either:

& if (Ai < Bj)

// exclude Ai and below portion

// exclude Bj and above portion

return findKthSmallest(A+i+1, m-i-1, B, j, k-i-1);

& else /* Bj < Ai */

// exclude Ai and above portion

// exclude Bj and below portion

return findKthSmallest(A, i, B+j+1, n-j-1, k-j-1);

}

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