# Find the second highest number in an integer array in C++

This program is able to find the second highest number in an integer array in C++ by using some suitable conditions. This is a question based on array and it utilizes conditional statements.

• Array elements can be in any order.
• The size of array n will be given by the user.

Programming approach

• Declare an integer array with size defined by the user.
• Store values of array entered by the user.
• Find the required value i.e. the second highest number.
• Print the number on the screen.

## Program: Find the second highest number in an integer array in C++

#### Program/Source code

Following is the complete C++ program for the required problem statement. It is successfully compiled and tested working.

```/* C++ program to find second highest number in array**

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int main()
{
int size;
cout<<"Enter the size of array: ";
cin>>size;

cout<<"Enter array elements: ";
int array[size];                            // array declaration
for(int i=0;i<size;i++)
cin>>array[i];                          // input array values

int highest=-2147483648;                    // minimum integer values
int secondhigh=-2147483648;

for(int i=0;i<size;i++){                    // logic for maximum and second maximum value
if(highest<array[i]){
secondhigh=highest;
highest=array[i];
}
if(secondhigh<array[i]&& array[i]<highest)
secondhigh=array[i];
}

cout<<endl;
cout<<"The second highest number present in array is "<<secondhigh;
return 0;
}```

Output Example

```Enter the size of array: 5
45
24
65
84
69
The number present int first array but not in second is 69
Process returned 0 (0x0) execution time : 14.390 s
Press any key to continue.```

In the above example, the required value is found from an array of size 5.

```Enter the size of array: 6
Enter array elements: 23
133
56
25
36
256

The second highest number present in array is 133
Process returned 0 (0x0)   execution time : 21.890 s
Press any key to continue.```

Program Explanation

• Declare an array with size that the user enters.
• Store arrays values similarly.
• Declare variables to store maximum and second maximum values of the array respectively.
• Use a for loop which circulates through the array.
• Use suitable conditions with if statement so that required values can be found.
• Store the result in the declared variables and print it on the screen.