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JavaScript JavaScript Array Iteration Methods Combining Array Methods Combining filter() and reduce()

Not understanding the .filter and .reduce here.

.reduce((highest, product) => { if (highest.price > product.price)

If highest is the accumulator in this function what is it starting at? In the if statement you have if(highest.price > product.price) ... I'm really having trouble understanding what highest.price is supposed to be or represent. How is it finding the highest price?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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When "reduce" has only one argument (the callback function), the accumulator starts as the first item from the array. Since in the video example, it is chained on a "filter" call, it would be the first item returned by "filter".

Since each element in the array is an object with a "price" property, "highest.price" is the price value of the item determined to be largest.

Omg ty, thats exactly what I was wondering!! You cleared it up perfect!