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# LeetCode 977. Squares of a Sorted Array

### Description:

Given an array of integers `A` sorted in non-decreasing order, return an array of the squares of each number, also in sorted non-decreasing order.

### Example 1:

``````Input: [-4,-1,0,3,10]
Output: [0,1,9,16,100]
``````

### Example 2:

``````Input: [-7,-3,2,3,11]
Output: [4,9,9,49,121]
``````

### Solution:

Time complexity : O(n)

``````// This solution uses a Two Pointer Technique
// We compare the square of the element at the right pointer
// with the element at the left pointer
// We add the max square value to the output array,
// then we move that element's pointer closer to
// the opposite side
// We repeat this process until the pointers are equal
// or one pointer has moved past the other
var sortedSquares = function(A) {
const output = [];
// define pointers
let left = 0;
let right = A.length - 1;
// index in output array we will add values
let i = right;
while (left <= right) {
// get squared values
const leftVal = Math.pow(A[left], 2);
const rightVal = Math.pow(A[right], 2);
// compare squared values
if(leftVal > rightVal) {
// add element to output[i], then subtract 1
// from i
// move pointer closer to the opposite side
output[i--] = leftVal;
left++;
} else {
output[i--] = rightVal;
right--;
}
}
return output;
};
``````