# Write a Program to Find Two Furthest Houses With Different Colors

# 2078. Two Furthest Houses With Different Colors

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.
```
```
```### Example 2:
```
Input: colors = [1,8,3,8,3]
Output: 4
Explanation: In the above image, color 1 is blue, color 8 is yellow, and color 3 is green.
The furthest two houses with different colors are house 0 and house 4.
House 0 has color 1, and house 4 has color 3. The distance between them is abs(0 - 4) = 4.
```
```
```Constraints:
```
n == colors.length
2 <= n <= 100
0 <= colors[i] <= 100
Test data are generated such that at least two houses have different colors.
```
```
```/**
* @param {number[]} colors
* @return {number}
*/
var maxDistance = function(colors) {
const len = colors.length;

let max = 0;
for (let i = 0; i < len; i++) {
if (colors[i] !== colors[0]) {
max = Math.max(max, i);
}
if (colors[i] !== colors[len - 1]) {
max = Math.max(max, len - 1 - i);
}
}
return max;
};
```