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# Sum of absolute differences of all pairs in a given array

• Difficulty Level : Easy
• Last Updated : 23 Dec, 2022

Given a sorted array of distinct elements, the task is to find the summation of absolute differences of all pairs in the given array.

Examples:

```Input : arr[] = {1, 2, 3, 4}
Output: 10
Sum of |2-1| + |3-1| + |4-1| +
|3-2| + |4-2| + |4-3| = 10

Input : arr[] = {1, 8, 9, 15, 16}
Output: 74

Input : arr[] = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14}
Output: 188```

A simple solution for this problem is to one by one look for each pair take their difference and sum up them together. The time complexity for this approach is O(n2).

## C++

 `// C++ program to find sum of absolute differences``// in all pairs in a sorted array of distinct numbers``#include``using` `namespace` `std;` `// Function to calculate sum of absolute difference``// of all pairs in array``// arr[] --> array of elements``int` `sumPairs(``int` `arr[],``int` `n)``{``    ``// final result``    ``int` `sum = 0;``    ``for``(``int` `i=0;i

## Java

 `// Java program to find sum of absolute differences``// in all pairs in a sorted array of distinct numbers``class` `GFG {``    ``// Function to calculate sum of absolute difference``    ``// of all pairs in array``    ``// arr[] --> array of elements``    ``static` `int` `sumPairs(``int` `arr[], ``int` `n)``    ``{``        ``// final result``        ``int` `sum = ``0``;``        ``for` `(``int` `i = ``0``; i < n; i++) {``            ``for` `(``int` `j = i + ``1``; j < n; j++) {``                ``sum += Math.abs(arr[i] - arr[j]);``            ``}``        ``}``        ``return` `sum;``    ``}` `    ``// Driver program to run the case``    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)``    ``{``        ``int` `arr[] = { ``1``, ``8``, ``9``, ``15``, ``16` `};``        ``int` `n = arr.length;``        ``System.out.println(sumPairs(arr, n));``    ``}``}` `// This code is contributed by karandeep1234.`

## Python3

 `#  Python3 program to find sum of absolute differences``# in all pairs in a sorted array of distinct numbers` `# Function to calculate sum of absolute difference``# of all pairs in array``# arr[] --> array of elements``def` `sumPairs(arr, n):` `    ``# final result``    ``sum` `=` `0``;``    ``for` `i ``in` `range``(n):``        ``for` `j ``in` `range``(i ``+` `1``, n):``    ` `            ``sum` `+``=` `abs``(arr[i]``-``arr[j]);``        ` `    ``return` `sum``;` `# Driver program to run the case``arr ``=` `[``1``, ``8``, ``9``, ``15``, ``16``];``n ``=` `len``(arr);``print``(sumPairs(arr, n));` `# This code is contributed by phasing17`

## C#

 `// C# program to find sum of absolute differences``// in all pairs in a sorted array of distinct numbers``using` `System;` `class` `GFG {``    ``// Function to calculate sum of absolute difference``    ``// of all pairs in array``    ``// arr[] --> array of elements``    ``static` `int` `sumPairs(``int``[] arr, ``int` `n)``    ``{``        ``// final result``        ``int` `sum = 0;``        ``for` `(``int` `i = 0; i < n; i++) {``            ``for` `(``int` `j = i + 1; j < n; j++) {``                ``sum += Math.Abs(arr[i] - arr[j]);``            ``}``        ``}``        ``return` `sum;``    ``}` `    ``// Driver program to run the case``    ``public` `static` `void` `Main(``string``[] args)``    ``{``        ``int``[] arr = { 1, 8, 9, 15, 16 };``        ``int` `n = arr.Length;``        ``Console.WriteLine(sumPairs(arr, n));``    ``}``}` `// This code is contributed by phasing17.`

## Javascript

 `//  JS program to find sum of absolute differences``// in all pairs in a sorted array of distinct numbers` `// Function to calculate sum of absolute difference``// of all pairs in array``// arr[] --> array of elements``function` `sumPairs(arr, n)``{``    ``// final result``    ``let sum = 0;``    ``for``(``var` `i=0;i

Output

`74`

An efficient solution for this problem needs a simple observation. Since array is sorted and elements are distinct when we take sum of absolute difference of pairs each element in the i’th position is added ‘i’ times and subtracted ‘n-1-i’ times.

For example in {1,2,3,4} element at index 2 is arr = 3 so all pairs having 3 as one element will be (1,3), (2,3) and (3,4), now when we take summation of absolute difference of pairs, then for all pairs in which 3 is present as one element summation will be = (3-1)+(3-2)+(4-3). We can see that 3 is added i = 2 times and subtracted n-1-i = (4-1-2) = 1 times.

The generalized expression for each element will be sum = sum + (i*a[i]) – (n-1-i)*a[i].

## C++

 `// C++ program to find sum of absolute differences``// in all pairs in a sorted array of distinct numbers``#include``using` `namespace` `std;` `// Function to calculate sum of absolute difference``// of all pairs in array``// arr[]  --> array of elements``int` `sumPairs(``int` `arr[],``int` `n)``{``    ``// final result``    ``int` `sum = 0;``    ``for` `(``int` `i=n-1; i>=0; i--)``        ``sum += i*arr[i] - (n-1-i)*arr[i];``    ``return` `sum;``}` `// Driver program to run the case``int` `main()``{``    ``int` `arr[] = {1, 8, 9, 15, 16};``    ``int` `n = ``sizeof``(arr)/``sizeof``(arr);``    ``cout << sumPairs(arr, n);``    ``return` `0;``}` `// This code is contributed by Sania Kumari Gupta`

## C

 `// C program to find sum of absolute differences``// in all pairs in a sorted array of distinct numbers``#include ` `// Function to calculate sum of absolute difference``// of all pairs in array``// arr[]  --> array of elements``int` `sumPairs(``int` `arr[], ``int` `n)``{``    ``// final result``    ``int` `sum = 0;``    ``for` `(``int` `i = n - 1; i >= 0; i--)``        ``sum += i * arr[i] - (n - 1 - i) * arr[i];``    ``return` `sum;``}` `// Driver program to run the case``int` `main()``{``    ``int` `arr[] = { 1, 8, 9, 15, 16 };``    ``int` `n = ``sizeof``(arr) / ``sizeof``(arr);``    ``printf``(``"%d"``, sumPairs(arr, n));``    ``return` `0;``}` `// This code is contributed by Sania Kumari Gupta`

## Java

 `// Java program to find sum of absolute differences in all``// pairs in a sorted array of distinct numbers``class` `GFG {` `    ``// Function to calculate sum of absolute``    ``// difference of all pairs in array``    ``// arr[] --> array of elements``    ``static` `int` `sumPairs(``int` `arr[], ``int` `n)``    ``{``        ``// final result``        ``int` `sum = ``0``;``        ``for` `(``int` `i = n - ``1``; i >= ``0``; i--)``            ``sum += i * arr[i] - (n - ``1` `- i) * arr[i];``        ``return` `sum;``    ``}` `    ``// Driver program``    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String arg[])``    ``{``        ``int` `arr[] = { ``1``, ``8``, ``9``, ``15``, ``16` `};``        ``int` `n = arr.length;``        ``System.out.print(sumPairs(arr, n));``    ``}``}` `// This code is contributed by Sania Kumari Gupta`

## Python3

 `# Python3 program to find sum of``# absolute differences in all pairs``# in a sorted array of distinct numbers` `# Function to calculate sum of absolute``# difference of all pairs in array``# arr[] --> array of elements``def` `sumPairs(arr, n):` `    ``# final result``    ``sum` `=` `0``    ``for` `i ``in` `range``(n ``-` `1``, ``-``1``, ``-``1``):``        ``sum` `+``=` `i``*``arr[i] ``-` `(n``-``1``-``i) ``*` `arr[i]``    ``return` `sum` `# Driver program``arr ``=` `[``1``, ``8``, ``9``, ``15``, ``16``]``n ``=` `len``(arr)``print``(sumPairs(arr, n))` `# This code is contributed by Anant Agarwal.`

## C#

 `// C# program to find sum of absolute``// differences in all pairs in a sorted``// array of distinct numbers``using` `System;``class` `GFG {``     ` `    ``// Function to calculate sum of absolute``    ``// difference of all pairs in array``    ``// arr[] --> array of elements``    ``static` `int` `sumPairs(``int` `[]arr, ``int` `n)``    ``{``         ` `        ``// final result``        ``int` `sum = 0;``        ``for` `(``int` `i = n - 1; i >= 0; i--)``            ``sum += i * arr[i] - (n - 1 - i)``                                  ``* arr[i];``             ` `        ``return` `sum;``    ``}``     ` `    ``// Driver program``    ``public` `static` `void` `Main()``    ``{``        ``int` `[]arr = { 1, 8, 9, 15, 16 };``        ``int` `n = arr.Length;``         ` `        ``Console.Write(sumPairs(arr, n));``    ``}``}`` ` `// This code is contributed by nitin mittal.`

## PHP

 ` array of elements``function` `sumPairs(``\$arr``,``\$n``)``{``    ``// final result``    ``\$sum` `= 0;``    ``for` `(``\$i``=``\$n``-1; ``\$i``>=0; ``\$i``--)``        ``\$sum` `=  ``\$sum` `+ ``\$i``*``\$arr``[``\$i``] - (``\$n``-1-``\$i``)*``\$arr``[``\$i``];``    ``return` `\$sum``;``}` `// Driver program to run the case``\$arr` `= ``array``(1, 8, 9, 15, 16);``    ``\$n` `= sizeof(``\$arr``)/sizeof(``\$arr``);``    ``echo` `sumPairs(``\$arr``, ``\$n``);``?>`

## Javascript

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Output

`74`

Time Complexity: O(n)
Auxiliary space: O(1)

What if array is not sorted?
The efficient solution is also better for the cases where array is not sorted. We can sort the array first in O(n Log n) time and then find the required value in O(n). So overall time complexity is O(n Log n) which is still better than O(n2)

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