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Quicksort example program in c++:

using namespace std;
// Swapping two values.
void swap(int *a, int *b)
	int temp; 
	temp = *a;
	*a = *b;
	*b = temp;
// Partitioning the array on the basis of values at high as pivot value.
int Partition(int a[], int low, int high)
	int pivot, index, i;
	index = low;
	pivot = high;
	// Getting index of the pivot.
	for(i=low; i < high; i++)
		if(a[i] < a[pivot])
			swap(&a[i], &a[index]);
	// Swapping value at high and at the index obtained.
	swap(&a[pivot], &a[index]);
	return index;
// Random selection of pivot.
int RandomPivotPartition(int a[], int low, int high)
	int pvt, n, temp;
	n = rand();
	// Randomizing the pivot value in the given subpart of array.
	pvt = low + n%(high-low+1);
	// Swapping pivot value from high, so pivot value will be taken as a pivot while partitioning.
	swap(&a[high], &a[pvt]);
	return Partition(a, low, high);
int QuickSort(int a[], int low, int high)
	int pindex;
	if(low < high)
		// Partitioning array using randomized pivot.
		pindex = RandomPivotPartition(a, low, high);
		// Recursively implementing QuickSort.
		QuickSort(a, low, pindex-1);
		QuickSort(a, pindex+1, high);
	return 0;
int main()
	int n, i;
	cout<<"\nEnter the number of data elements to be sorted: ";
	int arr[n];
	for(i = 0; i < n; i++)
		cout<<"Enter element "<<i+1<<": ";
	QuickSort(arr, 0, n-1);
	// Printing the sorted data.
	cout<<"\nSorted Data ";
	for (i = 0; i < n; i++)
	return 0;


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