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def bsearch2 ( lst : list , key , lo :int , hi : int ):
    if lo == hi :
       return None # key not in empty segment
    m = ( lo + hi )//2 # position of root
    if lst [ m] == key :
        return m
    elif lst [ m] > key :
        return bsearch2 ( lst , key , lo , m)
    else : # lst[m] < key
        return bsearch2 ( lst , key , m +1 , hi )


What I have tried:

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Updated 16-Sep-20 9:52am

Why do you think? What would change if you didn't?

Do two things:
1) Read this: Binary search algorithm - Wikipedia[^]
And
2) Break out the debugger and follow your code through as is. Now change "m + 1" to "m" and try it again. What changed? Why didn't it work?

Try it - invest some time in looking at what happens, and think about it. That will give you a much better grasp of how algorithms work in general that just being told "because ..."
 
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Ahmad Qassym 16-Sep-20 15:10pm    
the problem i have programming exam after few days and there is no time to learn new things or techniques :D
The same answer as you were given four days ago at https://www.codeproject.com/Questions/5279256/Why-do-we-add-1-to-the-r-plus-m-in-the-last-line[^]. Did you follow the suggestions?
 
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Same question as Why do we add 1 to the r + m in the last line ?[^] with mostly same code.
m+1 is not alone it foes with other variables:
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elif lst [ m] > key :
    return bsearch2 ( lst , key , lo , m )
else : # lst[m] < key
    return bsearch2 ( lst , key , m +1 , hi )

Think about the meaning if those variables in each call to bsearch2.
Take a sheet of paper and a pencil, write a sorted list and simulate the meaning of each variables in the list as search is going on.
 
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