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Find the minimal absolute value of a sum of two elements.

Programming language:
Spoken language:

Let A be a non-empty array consisting of N integers.

The *abs sum of two* for a pair of indices (P, Q) is the absolute value |A[P] + A[Q]|, for 0 ≤ P ≤ Q < N.

For example, the following array A:

has pairs of indices (0, 0), (0, 1), (0, 2), (1, 1), (1, 2), (2, 2).

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 0) is A[0] + A[0] = |1 + 1| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 1) is A[0] + A[1] = |1 + 4| = 5.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 2) is A[0] + A[2] = |1 + (−3)| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 1) is A[1] + A[1] = |4 + 4| = 8.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 2) is A[1] + A[2] = |4 + (−3)| = 1.

The abs sum of two for the pair (2, 2) is A[2] + A[2] = |(−3) + (−3)| = 6.

Write a function:

int solution(int A[], int N);

that, given a non-empty array A consisting of N integers, returns the minimal abs sum of two for any pair of indices in this array.

For example, given the following array A:

the function should return 1, as explained above.

Given array A:

the function should return |(−8) + 5| = 3.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer within the range [−1,000,000,000..1,000,000,000].

Copyright 2009–2019 by Codility Limited. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized copying, publication or disclosure prohibited.

Let A be a non-empty array consisting of N integers.

The *abs sum of two* for a pair of indices (P, Q) is the absolute value |A[P] + A[Q]|, for 0 ≤ P ≤ Q < N.

For example, the following array A:

has pairs of indices (0, 0), (0, 1), (0, 2), (1, 1), (1, 2), (2, 2).

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 0) is A[0] + A[0] = |1 + 1| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 1) is A[0] + A[1] = |1 + 4| = 5.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 2) is A[0] + A[2] = |1 + (−3)| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 1) is A[1] + A[1] = |4 + 4| = 8.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 2) is A[1] + A[2] = |4 + (−3)| = 1.

The abs sum of two for the pair (2, 2) is A[2] + A[2] = |(−3) + (−3)| = 6.

Write a function:

int solution(vector<int> &A);

that, given a non-empty array A consisting of N integers, returns the minimal abs sum of two for any pair of indices in this array.

For example, given the following array A:

the function should return 1, as explained above.

Given array A:

the function should return |(−8) + 5| = 3.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer within the range [−1,000,000,000..1,000,000,000].

Copyright 2009–2019 by Codility Limited. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized copying, publication or disclosure prohibited.

Let A be a non-empty array consisting of N integers.

The *abs sum of two* for a pair of indices (P, Q) is the absolute value |A[P] + A[Q]|, for 0 ≤ P ≤ Q < N.

For example, the following array A:

has pairs of indices (0, 0), (0, 1), (0, 2), (1, 1), (1, 2), (2, 2).

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 0) is A[0] + A[0] = |1 + 1| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 1) is A[0] + A[1] = |1 + 4| = 5.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 2) is A[0] + A[2] = |1 + (−3)| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 1) is A[1] + A[1] = |4 + 4| = 8.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 2) is A[1] + A[2] = |4 + (−3)| = 1.

The abs sum of two for the pair (2, 2) is A[2] + A[2] = |(−3) + (−3)| = 6.

Write a function:

class Solution { public int solution(int[] A); }

that, given a non-empty array A consisting of N integers, returns the minimal abs sum of two for any pair of indices in this array.

For example, given the following array A:

the function should return 1, as explained above.

Given array A:

the function should return |(−8) + 5| = 3.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer within the range [−1,000,000,000..1,000,000,000].

Copyright 2009–2019 by Codility Limited. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized copying, publication or disclosure prohibited.

Let A be a non-empty array consisting of N integers.

*abs sum of two* for a pair of indices (P, Q) is the absolute value |A[P] + A[Q]|, for 0 ≤ P ≤ Q < N.

For example, the following array A:

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 0) is A[0] + A[0] = |1 + 1| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 1) is A[0] + A[1] = |1 + 4| = 5.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 2) is A[0] + A[2] = |1 + (−3)| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 1) is A[1] + A[1] = |4 + 4| = 8.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 2) is A[1] + A[2] = |4 + (−3)| = 1.

The abs sum of two for the pair (2, 2) is A[2] + A[2] = |(−3) + (−3)| = 6.

Write a function:

func Solution(A []int) int

For example, given the following array A:

the function should return 1, as explained above.

Given array A:

the function should return |(−8) + 5| = 3.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer within the range [−1,000,000,000..1,000,000,000].

Let A be a non-empty array consisting of N integers.

*abs sum of two* for a pair of indices (P, Q) is the absolute value |A[P] + A[Q]|, for 0 ≤ P ≤ Q < N.

For example, the following array A:

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 0) is A[0] + A[0] = |1 + 1| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 1) is A[0] + A[1] = |1 + 4| = 5.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 2) is A[0] + A[2] = |1 + (−3)| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 1) is A[1] + A[1] = |4 + 4| = 8.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 2) is A[1] + A[2] = |4 + (−3)| = 1.

The abs sum of two for the pair (2, 2) is A[2] + A[2] = |(−3) + (−3)| = 6.

Write a function:

class Solution { public int solution(int[] A); }

For example, given the following array A:

the function should return 1, as explained above.

Given array A:

the function should return |(−8) + 5| = 3.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer within the range [−1,000,000,000..1,000,000,000].

Let A be a non-empty array consisting of N integers.

*abs sum of two* for a pair of indices (P, Q) is the absolute value |A[P] + A[Q]|, for 0 ≤ P ≤ Q < N.

For example, the following array A:

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 0) is A[0] + A[0] = |1 + 1| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 1) is A[0] + A[1] = |1 + 4| = 5.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 2) is A[0] + A[2] = |1 + (−3)| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 1) is A[1] + A[1] = |4 + 4| = 8.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 2) is A[1] + A[2] = |4 + (−3)| = 1.

The abs sum of two for the pair (2, 2) is A[2] + A[2] = |(−3) + (−3)| = 6.

Write a function:

function solution(A);

For example, given the following array A:

the function should return 1, as explained above.

Given array A:

the function should return |(−8) + 5| = 3.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer within the range [−1,000,000,000..1,000,000,000].

Let A be a non-empty array consisting of N integers.

*abs sum of two* for a pair of indices (P, Q) is the absolute value |A[P] + A[Q]|, for 0 ≤ P ≤ Q < N.

For example, the following array A:

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 0) is A[0] + A[0] = |1 + 1| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 1) is A[0] + A[1] = |1 + 4| = 5.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 2) is A[0] + A[2] = |1 + (−3)| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 1) is A[1] + A[1] = |4 + 4| = 8.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 2) is A[1] + A[2] = |4 + (−3)| = 1.

The abs sum of two for the pair (2, 2) is A[2] + A[2] = |(−3) + (−3)| = 6.

Write a function:

function solution(A)

For example, given the following array A:

the function should return 1, as explained above.

Given array A:

the function should return |(−8) + 5| = 3.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer within the range [−1,000,000,000..1,000,000,000].

Note: All arrays in this task are zero-indexed, unlike the common Lua convention. You can use `#A` to get the length of the array A.

Let A be a non-empty array consisting of N integers.

*abs sum of two* for a pair of indices (P, Q) is the absolute value |A[P] + A[Q]|, for 0 ≤ P ≤ Q < N.

For example, the following array A:

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 0) is A[0] + A[0] = |1 + 1| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 1) is A[0] + A[1] = |1 + 4| = 5.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 2) is A[0] + A[2] = |1 + (−3)| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 1) is A[1] + A[1] = |4 + 4| = 8.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 2) is A[1] + A[2] = |4 + (−3)| = 1.

The abs sum of two for the pair (2, 2) is A[2] + A[2] = |(−3) + (−3)| = 6.

Write a function:

int solution(NSMutableArray *A);

For example, given the following array A:

the function should return 1, as explained above.

Given array A:

the function should return |(−8) + 5| = 3.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer within the range [−1,000,000,000..1,000,000,000].

Let A be a non-empty array consisting of N integers.

*abs sum of two* for a pair of indices (P, Q) is the absolute value |A[P] + A[Q]|, for 0 ≤ P ≤ Q < N.

For example, the following array A:

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 0) is A[0] + A[0] = |1 + 1| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 1) is A[0] + A[1] = |1 + 4| = 5.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 2) is A[0] + A[2] = |1 + (−3)| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 1) is A[1] + A[1] = |4 + 4| = 8.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 2) is A[1] + A[2] = |4 + (−3)| = 1.

The abs sum of two for the pair (2, 2) is A[2] + A[2] = |(−3) + (−3)| = 6.

Write a function:

function solution(A: array of longint; N: longint): longint;

For example, given the following array A:

the function should return 1, as explained above.

Given array A:

the function should return |(−8) + 5| = 3.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer within the range [−1,000,000,000..1,000,000,000].

Let A be a non-empty array consisting of N integers.

*abs sum of two* for a pair of indices (P, Q) is the absolute value |A[P] + A[Q]|, for 0 ≤ P ≤ Q < N.

For example, the following array A:

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 0) is A[0] + A[0] = |1 + 1| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 1) is A[0] + A[1] = |1 + 4| = 5.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 2) is A[0] + A[2] = |1 + (−3)| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 1) is A[1] + A[1] = |4 + 4| = 8.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 2) is A[1] + A[2] = |4 + (−3)| = 1.

The abs sum of two for the pair (2, 2) is A[2] + A[2] = |(−3) + (−3)| = 6.

Write a function:

function solution($A);

For example, given the following array A:

the function should return 1, as explained above.

Given array A:

the function should return |(−8) + 5| = 3.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer within the range [−1,000,000,000..1,000,000,000].

Let A be a non-empty array consisting of N integers.

*abs sum of two* for a pair of indices (P, Q) is the absolute value |A[P] + A[Q]|, for 0 ≤ P ≤ Q < N.

For example, the following array A:

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 0) is A[0] + A[0] = |1 + 1| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 1) is A[0] + A[1] = |1 + 4| = 5.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 2) is A[0] + A[2] = |1 + (−3)| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 1) is A[1] + A[1] = |4 + 4| = 8.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 2) is A[1] + A[2] = |4 + (−3)| = 1.

The abs sum of two for the pair (2, 2) is A[2] + A[2] = |(−3) + (−3)| = 6.

Write a function:

sub solution { my (@A)=@_; ... }

For example, given the following array A:

the function should return 1, as explained above.

Given array A:

the function should return |(−8) + 5| = 3.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer within the range [−1,000,000,000..1,000,000,000].

Let A be a non-empty array consisting of N integers.

*abs sum of two* for a pair of indices (P, Q) is the absolute value |A[P] + A[Q]|, for 0 ≤ P ≤ Q < N.

For example, the following array A:

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 0) is A[0] + A[0] = |1 + 1| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 1) is A[0] + A[1] = |1 + 4| = 5.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 2) is A[0] + A[2] = |1 + (−3)| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 1) is A[1] + A[1] = |4 + 4| = 8.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 2) is A[1] + A[2] = |4 + (−3)| = 1.

The abs sum of two for the pair (2, 2) is A[2] + A[2] = |(−3) + (−3)| = 6.

Write a function:

def solution(A)

For example, given the following array A:

the function should return 1, as explained above.

Given array A:

the function should return |(−8) + 5| = 3.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer within the range [−1,000,000,000..1,000,000,000].

Let A be a non-empty array consisting of N integers.

*abs sum of two* for a pair of indices (P, Q) is the absolute value |A[P] + A[Q]|, for 0 ≤ P ≤ Q < N.

For example, the following array A:

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 0) is A[0] + A[0] = |1 + 1| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 1) is A[0] + A[1] = |1 + 4| = 5.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 2) is A[0] + A[2] = |1 + (−3)| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 1) is A[1] + A[1] = |4 + 4| = 8.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 2) is A[1] + A[2] = |4 + (−3)| = 1.

The abs sum of two for the pair (2, 2) is A[2] + A[2] = |(−3) + (−3)| = 6.

Write a function:

def solution(a)

For example, given the following array A:

the function should return 1, as explained above.

Given array A:

the function should return |(−8) + 5| = 3.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer within the range [−1,000,000,000..1,000,000,000].

Let A be a non-empty array consisting of N integers.

*abs sum of two* for a pair of indices (P, Q) is the absolute value |A[P] + A[Q]|, for 0 ≤ P ≤ Q < N.

For example, the following array A:

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 0) is A[0] + A[0] = |1 + 1| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 1) is A[0] + A[1] = |1 + 4| = 5.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 2) is A[0] + A[2] = |1 + (−3)| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 1) is A[1] + A[1] = |4 + 4| = 8.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 2) is A[1] + A[2] = |4 + (−3)| = 1.

The abs sum of two for the pair (2, 2) is A[2] + A[2] = |(−3) + (−3)| = 6.

Write a function:

object Solution { def solution(a: Array[Int]): Int }

For example, given the following array A:

the function should return 1, as explained above.

Given array A:

the function should return |(−8) + 5| = 3.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer within the range [−1,000,000,000..1,000,000,000].

Let A be a non-empty array consisting of N integers.

*abs sum of two* for a pair of indices (P, Q) is the absolute value |A[P] + A[Q]|, for 0 ≤ P ≤ Q < N.

For example, the following array A:

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 0) is A[0] + A[0] = |1 + 1| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 1) is A[0] + A[1] = |1 + 4| = 5.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 2) is A[0] + A[2] = |1 + (−3)| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 1) is A[1] + A[1] = |4 + 4| = 8.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 2) is A[1] + A[2] = |4 + (−3)| = 1.

The abs sum of two for the pair (2, 2) is A[2] + A[2] = |(−3) + (−3)| = 6.

Write a function:

public func solution(inout A : [Int]) -> Int

For example, given the following array A:

the function should return 1, as explained above.

Given array A:

the function should return |(−8) + 5| = 3.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer within the range [−1,000,000,000..1,000,000,000].

Let A be a non-empty array consisting of N integers.

*abs sum of two* for a pair of indices (P, Q) is the absolute value |A[P] + A[Q]|, for 0 ≤ P ≤ Q < N.

For example, the following array A:

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 0) is A[0] + A[0] = |1 + 1| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 1) is A[0] + A[1] = |1 + 4| = 5.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 2) is A[0] + A[2] = |1 + (−3)| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 1) is A[1] + A[1] = |4 + 4| = 8.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 2) is A[1] + A[2] = |4 + (−3)| = 1.

The abs sum of two for the pair (2, 2) is A[2] + A[2] = |(−3) + (−3)| = 6.

Write a function:

public func solution(_ A : inout [Int]) -> Int

For example, given the following array A:

the function should return 1, as explained above.

Given array A:

the function should return |(−8) + 5| = 3.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer within the range [−1,000,000,000..1,000,000,000].

Let A be a non-empty array consisting of N integers.

*abs sum of two* for a pair of indices (P, Q) is the absolute value |A[P] + A[Q]|, for 0 ≤ P ≤ Q < N.

For example, the following array A:

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 0) is A[0] + A[0] = |1 + 1| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 1) is A[0] + A[1] = |1 + 4| = 5.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 2) is A[0] + A[2] = |1 + (−3)| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 1) is A[1] + A[1] = |4 + 4| = 8.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 2) is A[1] + A[2] = |4 + (−3)| = 1.

The abs sum of two for the pair (2, 2) is A[2] + A[2] = |(−3) + (−3)| = 6.

Write a function:

public func solution(_ A : inout [Int]) -> Int

For example, given the following array A:

the function should return 1, as explained above.

Given array A:

the function should return |(−8) + 5| = 3.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer within the range [−1,000,000,000..1,000,000,000].

Let A be a non-empty array consisting of N integers.

*abs sum of two* for a pair of indices (P, Q) is the absolute value |A[P] + A[Q]|, for 0 ≤ P ≤ Q < N.

For example, the following array A:

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 0) is A[0] + A[0] = |1 + 1| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 1) is A[0] + A[1] = |1 + 4| = 5.

The abs sum of two for the pair (0, 2) is A[0] + A[2] = |1 + (−3)| = 2.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 1) is A[1] + A[1] = |4 + 4| = 8.

The abs sum of two for the pair (1, 2) is A[1] + A[2] = |4 + (−3)| = 1.

The abs sum of two for the pair (2, 2) is A[2] + A[2] = |(−3) + (−3)| = 6.

Write a function:

Private Function solution(A As Integer()) As Integer

For example, given the following array A:

the function should return 1, as explained above.

Given array A:

the function should return |(−8) + 5| = 3.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer within the range [−1,000,000,000..1,000,000,000].

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