# Issue

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Question:

Given a sorted array having N elements, find the indices of the first and last occurrences of an element X in the given array.

```
Input : arr[] = {1, 3, 5, 5, 5, 5, 7, 123, 125 },
x = 7
Output : First Occurrence = 6
```

but they will give output what will I do wrong :

```
5
```

code:

```
#include<iostream>
using namespace std;
int main(){
int arr[]={1, 3, 5, 5, 5, 5, 7, 123, 125};
int start=0;
int end=(sizeof(arr)/sizeof(arr[0]))-1;
int x=7;
int mid;
int result;
while(start<end){
mid=(start+end)/2;
if(arr[mid]<x){
start=mid+1;
}
else if(arr[mid]==x){
end=mid-1;
}
}
cout<<"first occuerence"<<start;
}
```

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