# Check if Any Element is Negative in C++ Array

This tutorial will discuss about a unique way to check if any element is negative in C++ array.

To check an array has any negative value, we will use the `std::any_of()` function from STL Algorithms.

The `std::any_of()` function accepts three arguments,

• Iterator pointing to the start of a sequence.
• Iterator pointing to the end of a sequence.
• A Callback or Lambda function which accepts a value of same type as the type of sequence, and returns a boolean value.

The `std::any_of()` function will apply the given Lambda function on all the elements of the sequence and it returns true if the callback function returns true for any element of sequence.

So, to check if an array contains a negative value, we can use the `std::any_of()` function. i.e.

```int arr[] = {5, 7, -11, 3, 9};

// Check if there is any negative number in the array
bool result = std::any_of(
std::begin(arr),
std::end(arr),
[](const int& elem) {
return elem < 0;
});
```

We passed three arguments in the std::any_of() function,

• Iterator pointing to the start of array i.e. iterator returned by `std::begin(arr)`.
• Iterator pointing to the end of array i.e. iterator returned by `std::end(arr)`.
• A Lambda function which accepts an integer as an argument, and returns `true` if the given number is negative.

The `any_of()` function will return true, if there is any negative number in the array.

Let’s see the complete example,

```#include <iostream>
#include <algorithm>

int main()
{
// An array of integers
int arr[] = {5, 7, -11, 3, 9};

// Check if there is any negative number in the array
bool result = std::any_of(
std::begin(arr),
std::end(arr),
[](const int& elem) {
return elem < 0;
});

if (result)
{
std::cout << "Yes, Array has at least one negative number" << std::endl;
}
else
{
std::cout << "No, Array does not have any negative number" << std::endl;
}

return 0;
}
```

Output :

```Yes, Array has at least one negative number
```

## Summary

Today we learned about several ways to check if any element is negative in C++ array. Thanks.

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