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Thursday Code Puzzler: Balancing Arrays

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Thursday Code Puzzler: Balancing Arrays

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Balancing Arrays

In today's challenge, given an array of values, write a method that returns the index of the point in the array where the sum of numbers on one side is equal to the sum of the numbers on the other side. The method returns -1 otherwise.

So for the array {1,1,1,1} you could return index 1 as we break the array after the second element to balance it.

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