 # Minimum Distance to Target Element Lab

Easy
9
1
60.0% Acceptance

In this lab, you will implement a function called `getMinDistance` to find the minimum distance to a target element in an array. The function should take an integer array `nums` (0-indexed) and two integers `target` and `start` as input, and return the minimized value of `abs(i - start)` where `nums[i] == target`. Note that `abs(x)` is the absolute value of x.

It is guaranteed that `target` exists in `nums`.

## Function Signature

``````/**
* @param {number[]} nums
* @param {number} target
* @param {number} start
* @return {number}
*/
export function getMinDistance(nums, target, start) {

}``````

## Examples

Example 1:

Input: nums = [1,2,3,4,5], target = 5, start = 3 Output: 1 Explanation: nums = 5 is the only value equal to target, so the answer is abs(4 - 3) = 1.

Example 2:

Input: nums = , target = 1, start = 0 Output: 0 Explanation: nums = 1 is the only value equal to target, so the answer is abs(0 - 0) = 0.

Example 3:

Input: nums = [1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1], target = 1, start = 0 Output: 0 Explanation: Every value of nums is 1, but nums minimizes abs(i - start), which is abs(0 - 0) = 0.

## Constraints:

• `1 <= nums.length <= 1000`
• `1 <= nums[i] <= 104`
• `0 <= start < nums.length`
• `target` is in `nums`.

Make sure to export any function, variable, or class you want to test in the evaluation script. The order of try-catch blocks inside the evaluation script must match the order of the challenges.