## Editorial for Purple Lights

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**only**when stuck, and**not to copy-paste code from it**. Please be respectful to the problem author and editorialist.**Submitting an official solution before solving the problem yourself is a bannable offence.**Authors: PHPeasant

Editorialist: PHPeasant

This is a problem that can be solved by a brute-force search with a simple implementation. The main challenge was parsing the problem description itself, formulating a solution based on iterating through all possible subsets of switching lights to 'blue' (or red if you choose). For each possible combination of blue/red lights calculate the absolute difference between the blue and red light outputting the smallest value found overall.

Problem bounds ensured that standard input/output methods would suffice and that all values would fit inside integers.

A rough sketch of the intended solution follows:

```
cin >> t;
for(i = 0; i < t; ++i){
cin >> n;
int blue[n];
int red[n];
for(j = 0; j < n; ++j){
cin >> blue[j];
cin >> red[j];
}
int minPurp = INT32_MAX;
//For each possible subset of 'blue' lights
for(j = 0; j < (1<<n); ++j){
int currVal = 0;
for(k = 0; k < n; ++k){
if(j&(1<<k)){
currVal += blue[k]
} else {
currVal += red[k];
}
}
if(abs(currVal) < minPurp)
minPurp = abs(currVal);
}
cout << minpurp << endl;
}
```

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