Problem Set: Arrays of Numbers

This section contains a number of selected problems for the Arrays of Numbers section.

It is recommended that you review the problems, and complete a few before moving on to the next section.

Problem #1: Minor Refactoring

Code Refactoring is the process of restructuring (changing) code without changing the external behavior. This can be done for a variety of reasons, but a common one is to make complicated or long code clearer.

Refactor the code snippet below to use an ||arrays:Array|| of numbers. Ideally, there should be only a single console.log in your final solution.

let a1: number = 5;
let a2: number = 2;
let a3: number = 4;
let a4: number = 6;
let a5: number = 7;

console.log("" + a1);
console.log("" + a2);
console.log("" + a3);
console.log("" + a4);
console.log("" + a5);

Problem #2: Some Setup Required

Recreate the code snippet below, and add assignment statements to make ||variables:arr|| store the values in the table below.

Index in arr Value
0 1
1 5
2 2
3 8
4 1
let arr: number[] = [1, 0, 0, 1];
// Add your code after this line

Problem #3: I Found Three!

||arrays:Arrays|| allow you to keep track of a large number of values at once.

Start with the code in the snippet below, and fill out ||functions:iFoundThree|| to behave as the comment describes.

 * Prints "I Found Three!" to the console once for each 3 in the input array.
 * @param values array to check
function iFoundThree(values: number[]) {
    // Your code here!

iFoundThree([1, 2, 3]);     // Should output "I Found Three!" once
iFoundThree([1, 3, 3, 8]);  // Should output "I Found Three!" twice
iFoundThree([]);            // Should not output anything

The ||functions:iFoundThree|| function should iterate through all elements of ||variables:values||, and compare each element to the number 3. Whenever a value is equal to three, it should print to the console.

Problem #4: Sum of These

||arrays:Arrays|| are often used to store a variety of information. Sometimes, each element of this information is useful on it’s own, but often the information will be more useful when viewed as a whole.

Review the code snippet below, and then fill ||functions:sum|| as described in it’s comment.

 * @param values the array of numbers to sum up
 * @returns the sum of all numbers in the given array
function sum(values: number[]): number {
    let output: number = 0;

    // Your code here!

    return output;

let output1: number = sum([1, 2]);      // Should be 3
let output2: number = sum([8, 6, 3]);   // Should be 17

A sum is the result of adding two or more values numbers.

Problem #5: Contains a Problem

In the snippet below, ||functions:contains|| is intended to check if a given value is found in the given array.

Unfortunately, it has a bug that causes it to not always work correctly. Review the code, and identify when it will fail to return the correct thing, and how to fix it.

 * @param arr an array of numbers to check
 * @param value a number to check for
 * @returns true if arr contains the value, and false if value is not in arr
function contains(arr: number[], value: number): boolean {
    for (let i = 0; i < arr.length; i++) {
        if (arr[i] == value) {
            return true;
        } else {
            return false;
    return false;

let bool1: boolean = contains([1, 2, 3, 4], 5); // should be false
let bool2: boolean = contains([1, 2, 3, 4], 3); // should be true
let bool3: boolean = contains([1, 2, 3, 4], 1); // should be true