Expected input:

n = 1234

Expected output:

A = 1 B = 234 or A = 12 B = 34 or A = 123 B = 4

I am trying to find the minimum absolute difference between these pairs.

## Answer

In general the arithmetic way of cutting an integer is with integer division and modulo arithmetic:

def cut(n: int, places: int): d = 10 ** places return divmod(n, d) # equivalent to (n // d, n % d) A, B = cut(1234, 1)