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Given a list of ordered pairs, and the order they should be placed in a line, find the sum of the absolute values of the differences.

list = [1 2 5 3 2 4

order = [1 3 2]

yields: [1 2][2 4][5 3] or: abs(2-2) + abs(4-5) or: 0 + 1 or: 1

**This problem is associated with the MATLAB Tiles Contest running from April 4th to April 11th.**

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Last solution submitted on Feb 27, 2015

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Jack BLAIR
on 27 Mar 2014

isnt the answer to test 3, 15?

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Aurelien Queffurust
on 11 Apr 2012

This solution requires Neural Network Toolbox

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