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JavaScript JavaScript Foundations Arrays Methods: Part 2

Tammy Herrera
Tammy Herrera
4,070 Points

Sort saying array on line 19, so the words are listed in length order. Shortest first. Use the 'Length' property on the

strings in the sort function.

saying2 = ["The", "quick", "brown", "fox", "jumped", "over", "the", "lazy", "dog's", "back"];

saying2.sort(function (a, b){ return saying2.length })

I'm pretty lost with this question. Not sure how to solve it? Can someone please assist me?

1 Answer

lordcozycat
lordcozycat
11,940 Points

Your function needs to sort the array. Use this

saying2.sort(function(a, b) {
        return a.length - b.length;
      });

You can switch a.length and b.length to return the array longest to shortest as well :)

Thomas Ireland
Thomas Ireland
Courses Plus Student 8,216 Points

This one had me stumped for ages too and I realised I was adding parentheses onto the .length property.

Thanks, Bryan H .

Michael Cleyn
Michael Cleyn
1,755 Points

Can you explain what a.length - b.length is doing?