# Find a Pair Whose Sum is Closest to zero in Array

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### Problem :

Given array of +ve and -ve integers ,we need to find a pair whose sum is closed to Zero in Array.
For example:

### Solution :

#### Solution 1:

You can check each and every pair of numbers and find minimum sum.
Java code:

#### Solution 2:

• Sort the array.
• We will maintain two indexes one at beginning (l=0) and one at end (r=n-1)
• iterate until l <  r
• Calculate sum of arr[l] + arr[r]
• if abs (sum) < abs (minSum), then update the minimum sum and pair.
• If sum is less than 0, this means if we want to find sum close to 0, do r–
• If sum is greater than 0,this means if we want to find sum close to 0 , do l++
Java code:

Time complexity : O(NLogN)

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### Java program to find a pair whose sum is closest to zero:

When you run the program, you will get below output:

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