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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++
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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);
}

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