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# Minimum Loss

# Minimum Loss

- Prepare
- Algorithms
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- Minimum Loss

Lauren has a chart of distinct projected prices for a house over the next several years. She must buy the house in one year and sell it in another, and she must do so at a loss. She wants to minimize her financial loss.

**Example**

Her minimum loss is incurred by purchasing in year at and reselling in year at . Return .

**Function Description**

Complete the *minimumLoss* function in the editor below.

minimumLoss has the following parameter(s):

*int price[n]:*home prices at each year

**Returns**

*int:*the minimum loss possible

**Input Format**

The first line contains an integer , the number of years of house data.

The second line contains space-separated long integers that describe each .

**Constraints**

- All the prices are distinct.
- A valid answer exists.

**Subtasks**

- for of the maximum score.

**Sample Input 0**

```
3
5 10 3
```

**Sample Output 0**

```
2
```

**Explanation 0**

Lauren buys the house in year at and sells it in year at for a minimal loss of .

**Sample Input 1**

```
5
20 7 8 2 5
```

**Sample Output 1**

```
2
```

**Explanation 1**

Lauren buys the house in year at and sells it in year at for a minimal loss of .