# Program to search an element in an array using Linear search or Sequential Search

``` # include <iostream.h>
# include <conio.h>

int linear_search(int [],int,int);

main( )
{
clrscr( );

const int array_size=10;
int array[array_size]={25,36,2,48,0,69,14,22,7,19};

cout<<\" ******************************************************************************\"<<endl;
cout<<\" *******************************  Linear Search  ******************************\"<<endl;
cout<<\" ******************************************************************************\"<<endl;

gotoxy(1,24);
cout<<\" ******************************************************************************\"<<endl;
cout<<\" ******************************************************************************\";

gotoxy(1,5);
cout<<\" The contents of the array are : \"<<endl;

cout<<\"\\n     Elements :\"<<\"\\t\\t     Value:\"<<endl;

for(int count=0;count<array_size;count++)
{
cout<<\"\\t\"<<\" array [\"<<count<<\"]\"<<\"\\t\\t\";
cout<<array[count]<<endl;
}

int searching_element=0;
int flag=0;

cout<<\"\\n\\n Enter the element you want to find  =  \";
cin>>searching_element;

flag=linear_search(array,array_size,searching_element);

if(flag!=-1)
cout<<\"\\n The given element is found at the position : array[\"<<
flag<<\"]\";

else

getch( );
return 0;
}

/***********************  linear_search(int [],int,int)  *****************/

int linear_search(int array[],int array_size,int element)
{
int flag=-1;

for(int count=0;count<array_size;count++)
{
if(element==array[count])
{
flag=count;
break;
}
}

return flag;
}
```

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