# Maximize absolute difference between X and Y by at most N decrements

Given five integers **X**, **Y**, **A**, **B**, and **N**, the task is to find the maximum possible absolute difference between **X** and **Y** by performing the following operations exactly **N** times:

- Decrement the value of
**X**by**1**up to**A**. - Decrement the value of
**Y**by**1**up to**B**.

**Note:** The value of **(X – A + Y – B)** must be greater than or equal to **N**

**Examples:**

Input:X = 12, Y = 8, A = 8, B = 7, N = 2Output:4Explanation:

Decrementing the value of X by 1. Therefore, X = X – 1 = 11

Decrementing the value of Y by 1. Therefore, Y = Y – 1 = 7

Therefore, the maximum absolute difference between X and Y = abs(X – Y) = abs(11 – 7) = 4

Input:X = 10, Y = 10, A = 8, B = 5, N = 3Output:3Explanation:

Decrementing the value of Y by 1 three times. Therefore, Y = Y – 3 = 7

Therefore, the maximum absolute difference between X and Y = abs(X – Y) = abs(10 – 7) = 3

**Approach:** The problem can be solved using the Greedy technique. Follow the steps below to solve the problem:

- Initialize a variable, say
**n1**to store the maximum count of operations performed on**X**. - Update
**n1 = min(N, X – A)**. - Initialize a variable, say
**n2**to store the maximum count of operations performed on**Y**. - Update
**n2 = min(N, Y – B)**. - Initialize a variable say,
**diff_X_Y_1**to store the absolute difference of**X**and**Y**by first decrementing the value of**X**by**1**exactly**min(N, n1)**times then decrement the value of**Y**by the remaining times of operations. - Initialize a variable say,
**diff_X_Y_2**to store the absolute difference of**X**and**Y**by first decrementing the value of Y by**1**exactly**min(N, n2)**times then decrement the value of**X**by the remaining times of operations. - Finally, print the value of
**max(diff_X_Y_1, diff_X_Y_2)**.

Below is the implementation of the above approach :

## C++

`// C++ program to implement` `// the above approach` `#include <bits/stdc++.h>` `using` `namespace` `std;` `// Function to find the absolute difference` `// between X and Y with given operations` `int` `AbsDiff(` `int` `X, ` `int` `Y, ` `int` `A, ` `int` `B, ` `int` `N)` `{` ` ` `// Stores maximum absolute difference` ` ` `// between X and Y with given operations` ` ` `int` `maxDiff = 0;` ` ` `// Stores maximum number of operations` ` ` `// performed on X` ` ` `int` `n1 = X - A;` ` ` `// Update X` ` ` `X = X - min(N, n1);` ` ` `// Decrementing N at most N times` ` ` `N = N - min(N, n1);` ` ` `// Stores maximum number of operations` ` ` `// performed on Y` ` ` `int` `n2 = Y - B;` ` ` `// Update Y` ` ` `Y = Y - min(N, n2);` ` ` `// Update maxDiff` ` ` `maxDiff = ` `abs` `(X - Y);` ` ` `return` `maxDiff;` `}` `// Function to find the max absolute difference` `// between X and Y with given operations` `int` `maxAbsDiff(` `int` `X, ` `int` `Y, ` `int` `A, ` `int` `B, ` `int` `N)` `{` ` ` `// Stores absolute difference between` ` ` `// X and Y by first decrementing X and then Y` ` ` `int` `diffX_Y_1;` ` ` `// Stores absolute difference between X` ` ` `// and Y first decrementing Y and then X` ` ` `int` `diffX_Y_2;` ` ` `// Update diffX_Y_1` ` ` `diffX_Y_1 = AbsDiff(X, Y, A, B, N);` ` ` `// Swap X, Y and A, B` ` ` `swap(X, Y);` ` ` `swap(A, B);` ` ` `// Update diffX_Y_2` ` ` `diffX_Y_2 = AbsDiff(X, Y, A, B, N);` ` ` `return` `max(diffX_Y_1, diffX_Y_2);` `}` `// Driver Code` `int` `main()` `{` ` ` `int` `X = 10;` ` ` `int` `Y = 10;` ` ` `int` `A = 8;` ` ` `int` `B = 5;` ` ` `int` `N = 3;` ` ` `cout << maxAbsDiff(X, Y, A, B, N);` `}` |

## Java

`// Java program to implement ` `// the above approach ` `import` `java.util.*;` `class` `GFG{` ` ` `// Function to find the absolute difference ` `// between X and Y with given operations ` `public` `static` `int` `AbsDiff(` `int` `X, ` `int` `Y, ` `int` `A, ` ` ` `int` `B, ` `int` `N) ` `{ ` ` ` ` ` `// Stores maximum absolute difference ` ` ` `// between X and Y with given operations ` ` ` `int` `maxDiff = ` `0` `; ` ` ` ` ` `// Stores maximum number of operations ` ` ` `// performed on X ` ` ` `int` `n1 = X - A; ` ` ` ` ` `// Update X ` ` ` `X = X - Math.min(N, n1); ` ` ` ` ` `// Decrementing N at most N times ` ` ` `N = N - Math.min(N, n1); ` ` ` ` ` `// Stores maximum number of operations ` ` ` `// performed on Y ` ` ` `int` `n2 = Y - B; ` ` ` ` ` `// Update Y ` ` ` `Y = Y - Math.min(N, n2); ` ` ` ` ` `// Update maxDiff ` ` ` `maxDiff = Math.abs(X - Y); ` ` ` ` ` `return` `maxDiff; ` `} ` ` ` `// Function to find the max absolute difference ` `// between X and Y with given operations ` `public` `static` `int` `maxAbsDiff(` `int` `X, ` `int` `Y, ` `int` `A, ` ` ` `int` `B, ` `int` `N) ` `{ ` ` ` ` ` `// Stores absolute difference between ` ` ` `// X and Y by first decrementing X and then Y ` ` ` `int` `diffX_Y_1; ` ` ` ` ` `// Stores absolute difference between X ` ` ` `// and Y first decrementing Y and then X ` ` ` `int` `diffX_Y_2; ` ` ` ` ` `// Update diffX_Y_1 ` ` ` `diffX_Y_1 = AbsDiff(X, Y, A, B, N); ` ` ` ` ` `// Swap X, Y and A, B ` ` ` `int` `temp1 = X;` ` ` `X = Y;` ` ` `Y = temp1;` ` ` ` ` `int` `temp2 = A;` ` ` `A = B;` ` ` `B = temp2;` ` ` ` ` `// Update diffX_Y_2 ` ` ` `diffX_Y_2 = AbsDiff(X, Y, A, B, N); ` ` ` ` ` `return` `Math.max(diffX_Y_1, diffX_Y_2); ` `}` `// Driver code` `public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)` `{` ` ` `int` `X = ` `10` `; ` ` ` `int` `Y = ` `10` `; ` ` ` `int` `A = ` `8` `; ` ` ` `int` `B = ` `5` `; ` ` ` `int` `N = ` `3` `; ` ` ` ` ` `System.out.println(maxAbsDiff(X, Y, A, B, N));` `}` `}` `// This code is contributed by divyeshrabadiya07` |

## Python3

`# Python3 program to implement` `# the above approach` ` ` `# Function to find the absolute difference` `# between X and Y with given operations` `def` `AbsDiff(X, Y, A, B, N):` ` ` ` ` `# Stores maximum absolute difference` ` ` `# between X and Y with given operations` ` ` `maxDiff ` `=` `0` ` ` ` ` `# Stores maximum number of operations` ` ` `# performed on X` ` ` `n1 ` `=` `X ` `-` `A` ` ` ` ` `# Update X` ` ` `X ` `=` `X ` `-` `min` `(N, n1)` ` ` ` ` `# Decrementing N at most N times` ` ` `N ` `=` `N ` `-` `min` `(N, n1)` ` ` ` ` `# Stores maximum number of operations` ` ` `# performed on Y` ` ` `n2 ` `=` `Y ` `-` `B` ` ` ` ` `# Update Y` ` ` `Y ` `=` `Y ` `-` `min` `(N, n2)` ` ` ` ` `# Update maxDiff` ` ` `maxDiff ` `=` `abs` `(X ` `-` `Y)` ` ` ` ` `return` `maxDiff` `# Function to find the max absolute difference` `# between X and Y with given operations` `def` `maxAbsDiff(X, Y, A, B, N):` ` ` ` ` `# Stores absolute difference between` ` ` `# X and Y by first decrementing X and then Y` ` ` `diffX_Y_1 ` `=` `AbsDiff(X, Y, A, B, N)` ` ` ` ` `# Swap X, Y and A, B` ` ` `temp1 ` `=` `X` ` ` `X ` `=` `Y` ` ` `Y ` `=` `temp1` ` ` ` ` `temp2 ` `=` `A` ` ` `A ` `=` `B` ` ` `B ` `=` `temp2` ` ` `# Stores absolute difference between X` ` ` `# and Y first decrementing Y and then X` ` ` `diffX_Y_2 ` `=` `AbsDiff(X, Y, A, B, N)` ` ` ` ` `return` `max` `(diffX_Y_1, diffX_Y_2)` `# Driver Code` `X ` `=` `10` `Y ` `=` `10` `A ` `=` `8` `B ` `=` `5` `N ` `=` `3` `print` `(maxAbsDiff(X, Y, A, B, N))` `# This code is contributed by sanjoy_62` |

## C#

`// C# program to implement ` `// the above approach ` `using` `System;` `class` `GFG{` ` ` `// Function to find the absolute difference ` `// between X and Y with given operations ` `public` `static` `int` `AbsDiff(` `int` `X, ` `int` `Y, ` `int` `A, ` ` ` `int` `B, ` `int` `N) ` `{ ` ` ` ` ` `// Stores maximum absolute difference ` ` ` `// between X and Y with given operations ` ` ` `int` `maxDiff = 0; ` ` ` ` ` `// Stores maximum number of operations ` ` ` `// performed on X ` ` ` `int` `n1 = X - A; ` ` ` ` ` `// Update X ` ` ` `X = X - Math.Min(N, n1); ` ` ` ` ` `// Decrementing N at most N times ` ` ` `N = N - Math.Min(N, n1); ` ` ` ` ` `// Stores maximum number of operations ` ` ` `// performed on Y ` ` ` `int` `n2 = Y - B; ` ` ` ` ` `// Update Y ` ` ` `Y = Y - Math.Min(N, n2); ` ` ` ` ` `// Update maxDiff ` ` ` `maxDiff = Math.Abs(X - Y); ` ` ` ` ` `return` `maxDiff; ` `} ` ` ` `// Function to find the max absolute difference ` `// between X and Y with given operations ` `public` `static` `int` `maxAbsDiff(` `int` `X, ` `int` `Y, ` `int` `A, ` ` ` `int` `B, ` `int` `N) ` `{ ` ` ` ` ` `// Stores absolute difference between ` ` ` `// X and Y by first decrementing X and then Y ` ` ` `int` `diffX_Y_1; ` ` ` ` ` `// Stores absolute difference between X ` ` ` `// and Y first decrementing Y and then X ` ` ` `int` `diffX_Y_2; ` ` ` ` ` `// Update diffX_Y_1 ` ` ` `diffX_Y_1 = AbsDiff(X, Y, A, B, N); ` ` ` ` ` `// Swap X, Y and A, B ` ` ` `int` `temp1 = X;` ` ` `X = Y;` ` ` `Y = temp1;` ` ` ` ` `int` `temp2 = A;` ` ` `A = B;` ` ` `B = temp2;` ` ` ` ` `// Update diffX_Y_2 ` ` ` `diffX_Y_2 = AbsDiff(X, Y, A, B, N); ` ` ` ` ` `return` `Math.Max(diffX_Y_1, diffX_Y_2); ` `}` `// Driver code` `public` `static` `void` `Main(String[] args)` `{` ` ` `int` `X = 10; ` ` ` `int` `Y = 10; ` ` ` `int` `A = 8; ` ` ` `int` `B = 5; ` ` ` `int` `N = 3; ` ` ` ` ` `Console.WriteLine(maxAbsDiff(X, Y, A, B, N));` `}` `}` `// This code is contributed by Amit Katiyar` |

## Javascript

`<script>` `// Javascript program to implement` `// the above approach` `// Function to find the absolute difference` `// between X and Y with given operations` `function` `AbsDiff(X, Y, A, B, N)` `{` ` ` ` ` `// Stores maximum absolute difference` ` ` `// between X and Y with given operations` ` ` `let maxDiff = 0;` ` ` ` ` `// Stores maximum number of operations` ` ` `// performed on X` ` ` `let n1 = X - A;` ` ` ` ` `// Update X` ` ` `X = X - Math.min(N, n1);` ` ` ` ` `// Decrementing N at most N times` ` ` `N = N - Math.min(N, n1);` ` ` ` ` `// Stores maximum number of operations` ` ` `// performed on Y` ` ` `let n2 = Y - B;` ` ` ` ` `// Update Y` ` ` `Y = Y - Math.min(N, n2);` ` ` ` ` `// Update maxDiff` ` ` `maxDiff = Math.abs(X - Y);` ` ` ` ` `return` `maxDiff;` `}` ` ` `// Function to find the max absolute difference` `// between X and Y with given operations` `function` `maxAbsDiff(X, Y, A, B, N)` `{` ` ` ` ` `// Stores absolute difference between` ` ` `// X and Y by first decrementing X and then Y` ` ` `let diffX_Y_1;` ` ` ` ` `// Stores absolute difference between X` ` ` `// and Y first decrementing Y and then X` ` ` `let diffX_Y_2;` ` ` ` ` `// Update diffX_Y_1` ` ` `diffX_Y_1 = AbsDiff(X, Y, A, B, N);` ` ` ` ` `// Swap X, Y and A, B` ` ` `let temp1 = X;` ` ` `X = Y;` ` ` `Y = temp1;` ` ` ` ` `let temp2 = A;` ` ` `A = B;` ` ` `B = temp2;` ` ` ` ` `// Update diffX_Y_2` ` ` `diffX_Y_2 = AbsDiff(X, Y, A, B, N);` ` ` ` ` `return` `Math.max(diffX_Y_1, diffX_Y_2);` `}` ` ` `// Driver Code` ` ` ` ` `let X = 10;` ` ` `let Y = 10;` ` ` `let A = 8;` ` ` `let B = 5;` ` ` `let N = 3;` ` ` ` ` `document.write(maxAbsDiff(X, Y, A, B, N));` ` ` `</script>` |

**Output:**

3

**Time complexity:** O(1)**Auxiliary Space:**O(1)