Neither Minimum nor Maximum
Let’s figure out how to find a number in the given array that is neither the minimum nor the maximum value.
Approach
 Find the Minimum and Maximum Values: Identify the minimum and maximum values in the array. This can be done easily using builtin functions or by iterating through the array once.
 Search for an Intermediate Value: Look for a number that is not equal to the minimum or maximum value. If such a number is found, it’s the answer.
 Handle Edge Cases: If the array only contains two distinct numbers, there will be no such number that is neither minimum nor maximum, so we should return 1.
Code


Explanation
 The code first finds the minimum and maximum values in the array using the
min
andmax
functions.  Then it iterates through the array, checking if any number is different from both the minimum and maximum values. If such a number is found, it returns it immediately.
 If no such number is found, the function returns 1, as per the problem statement.
 Since all values in
nums
are distinct, there’s no ambiguity in defining the minimum and maximum values.  This code works even if there are only two numbers in the array, as it will return 1 in that case, satisfying the constraint and the example provided.