The following question was asked in VK Cup Wild Card Round 1 Contest organised by codeforces. My code gives Time limit Exceeded error…Please help me out to optimise my solution.
Here is the problem:
There are n points on a straight line, and the i-th point among them is located at Xi. All these coordinates are distinct.
Determine the number m — the smallest number of points you should add on the line to make the distances between all neighboring points equal.
Also it is given that the position Xi of ith point lies between -10^9 to 10^9.
Here is the link to my code:
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