# 374.Guess Number Higher or Lower(Easy)

We are playing the Guess Game. The game is as follows:
I pick a number from 1 to n. You have to guess which number I picked.
Every time you guess wrong, I'll tell you whether the number is higher or lower.
You call a pre-defined API guess(int num) which returns 3 possible results (-1, 1, or 0):

这个问题用二分查找即可，重点只在于确定查找的范围

For example

n = 10, I pick 6.
Return 6.

# My Solution

### (Java) Version 1 Time: 1ms:

用两个变量来表示上界和下界，每次都猜测范围1/2位置的数，然后根据返回的大小关系确定新的边界，踩过的坑是，如果直接用(up - down) / 2 + down来确定中间的数，那么将永远不会查找到作为边界的两个数，第二坑是我本来想用0~n+1来把边界的两个数放进范围里，但是果然测试里面有int的最大值，这就意味着n+1之后会溢出，所以只好在一开始单独对边界进行判断。

``````/* The guess API is defined in the parent class GuessGame.
@return -1 if my number is lower, 1 if my number is higher, otherwise return 0
int guess(int num); */

public class Solution extends GuessGame {
public int guessNumber(int n) {
if(n == 1)return 1;
else if(guess(n) == 0)return n;
int down = 0, up = n;
int key = (up - down) / 2;
int flag = guess(key);
while(flag != 0){
if(flag == 1){
down = key;
key = (up - down) / 2 + down;
flag = guess(key);
}else{
up = key;
key = (up - down) / 2 + down;
flag = guess(key);
}
}
return key;
}
}
``````

### (Java) Version 2 Time: 1ms (By LeetCode):

*　　来自官方的解答，二分查找，写法比我的高明得多，起码边界问题在循环中解决了，我第一时间没有想到的是解答中的循环条件……
时间复杂度为O(log2n)

``````/* The guess API is defined in the parent class GuessGame.
@return -1 if my number is lower, 1 if my number is higher, otherwise return 0
int guess(int num); */

public class Solution extends GuessGame {
public int guessNumber(int n) {
int low = 1;
int high = n;
while (low <= high) {
int mid = low + (high - low) / 2;
int res = guess(mid);
if (res == 0)
return mid;
else if (res < 0)
high = mid - 1;
else
low = mid + 1;
}
return -1;
}
}
``````

### (Java) Version 3 Time: 1ms (By LeetCode):

来自官方的解答，三分查找
In Binary Search, we choose the middle element as the pivot in splitting. In Ternary Search, we choose two pivots (say m1 and m2) such that the given range is divided into three equal parts. If the required number numnum is less than m1 then we apply ternary search on the left segment of m1. If numnum lies between m1 and m2, we apply ternary search between m1 and m2. Otherwise we will search in the segment right to m2.
简单来说就是我们在二分查找的时候把数平均分为两部分，在三分查找中我们把数平均分为三部分
时间复杂度为O(log3n)

``````/* The guess API is defined in the parent class GuessGame.
@return -1 if my number is lower, 1 if my number is higher, otherwise return 0
int guess(int num); */

public class Solution extends GuessGame {
public int guessNumber(int n) {
int low = 1;
int high = n;
while (low <= high) {
int mid1 = low + (high - low) / 3;
int mid2 = high - (high - low) / 3;
int res1 = guess(mid1);
int res2 = guess(mid2);
if (res1 == 0)
return mid1;
if (res2 == 0)
return mid2;
else if (res1 < 0)
high = mid1 - 1;
else if (res2 > 0)
low = mid2 + 1;
else {
low = mid1 + 1;
high = mid2 - 1;
}
}
return -1;
}
}
``````