# Beautiful Arrangement II

Updated: Apr 14, 2021

Given two integers n and k, you need to construct a list which contains n different positive integers ranging from 1 to n and obeys the following requirement:

Suppose this list is [a1, a2, a3, ... , an], then the list [|a1 - a2|, |a2 - a3|, |a3 - a4|, ... , |an-1 - an|] has exactly k distinct integers.

If there are multiple answers, print any of them.

**Example 1:**

**Input****:** n = 3, k = 1
**Output****:** [1, 2, 3]
**Explanation****:** The [1, 2, 3] has three different positive integers ranging from 1 to 3, and the [1, 1] has exactly 1 distinct integer: 1.

**Example 2:**

**Input****:** n = 3, k = 2
**Output****:** [1, 3, 2]
**Explanation****:** The [1, 3, 2] has three different positive integers ranging from 1 to 3, and the [2, 1] has exactly 2 distinct integers: 1 and 2.

**Note:**

The n and k are in the range 1 <= k < n <= 104.

**Solution:**

```
class Solution {
public int[] constructArray(int n, int k) {
int left=1,right=n,index=0;
int[] res = new int[n];
while(left<=right)
{
if (k>1)
{
res[index++]=k--%2!=0?left++:right--;
}
else
{
res[index++] = left++;
}
}
return res;
}
}
```