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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Tracking Multiple Items with Arrays Iterating through an Array

Should I use a while instead?

Would a for loop or a while loop be better?

var temperatures = [100,99,90,80,70,65,30,10];
for (var i = 0; i < temperatures.lengh; i = 1); {
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Devin Thomas
Devin Thomas
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You did everything correct. You want your last statement to increment through each iteration and remove the semi-colon before the open bracket.

var temperatures = [100,90,99,80,70,65,30,10];

for(var i =0; i < temperatures.length; i++){

2 Answers

You can use either and they will both work perfectly well. That being said, people tend to use for loops quite a bit more often than while loops or do-while loops in the real world. Looking at your for loop, there are a few minor things that will make it so it doesn't work.

  1. It looks like you just misspelled length in 'temperature.length'
  2. There shouldn't be a semi-colon at the end of the parenthesis there in the first part of the for-loop.
  3. You need to specify the iteration declaration. "i = 1" should be i++ or i += 1. This tells the loop to add 1 to the index value each loop.

Your for loop should look something like this.

var temperatures = [100,99,90,80,70,65,30,10];
for (var i = 0; i < temperatures.length; i++ ) {

Ok I see now, it's starting to come a little easier now