[LeetCode]#2078. Two Furthest Houses With Different Colors

Fatboy Slim
2 min readDec 7, 2021


Environment: Python 3.8

Key technique: enumerate, if

There are n houses evenly lined up on the street, and each house is beautifully painted. You are given a 0-indexed integer array colors of length n, where colors[i] represents the color of the ith house.

Return the maximum distance between two houses with different colors.

The distance between the ith and jth houses is abs(i - j), where abs(x) is the absolute value of x.

Example 1:

Input: colors = [1,1,1,6,1,1,1]
Output: 3
Explanation: In the above image, color 1 is blue, and color 6 is red.
The furthest two houses with different colors are house 0 and house 3.
House 0 has color 1, and house 3 has color 6. The distance between them is abs(0 - 3) = 3.
Note that houses 3 and 6 can also produce the optimal answer.


  1. Use enumerate find location and number in list.
  2. Check location 0 number is equal or not.
  3. If yes, distance is 0.
  4. If yes location index -0.
  5. output max one.


class Solution:
def maxDistance(self, colors):
for i,j in enumerate(colors):
for a,b in enumerate(colors):
if j!=b:
if abs(i-a)>d:
return d






Fatboy Slim

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