# Hackerrank - Equalize the Array Solution

Karl has an array of integers. He wants to reduce the array until all remaining elements are equal. Determine the minimum number of elements to delete to reach his goal.

For example, if his array is , we see that he can delete the elements and leaving . He could also delete both twos and either the or the , but that would take deletions. The minimum number of deletions is .

**Function Description**

Complete the *equalizeArray* function in the editor below. It must return an integer that denotes the minimum number of deletions required.

equalizeArray has the following parameter(s):

*arr*: an array of integers

**Input Format**

The first line contains an integer , the number of elements in .

The next line contains space-separated integers .

**Constraints**

**Output Format**

Print a single integer that denotes the minimum number of elements Karl must delete for all elements in the array to be equal.

**Sample Input**

```
5
3 3 2 1 3
```

**Sample Output**

```
2
```

**Explanation**

Array . If we delete and , all of the elements in the resulting array, , will be equal. Deleting these elements is minimal. Our only other options would be to delete elements to get an array of either or .

### Solution in Python

```
from collections import Counter
def equalizeArray(arr):
return len(arr) - max(Counter(arr).values())
input()
arr = list(map(int,input().split()))
print(equalizeArray(arr))
```