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Nov 2015
Casey Woelfle
@Cwoelfle
Nov 28 2015 13:58
bonfire Factorialize a Number
CamperBot
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Nov 28 2015 13:58

:fire:Bonfire: Factorialize a Number :link:

function factorialize(num) {
  return num;
}

factorialize(5);

Return the factorial of the provided integer.

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Casey Woelfle
@Cwoelfle
Nov 28 2015 13:59
hint
CamperBot
@camperbot
Nov 28 2015 13:59

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## :construction: After this are possible spoiler hints.

Make sure you've tried to hard to solve it yourself before proceeding. :construction:

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Casey Woelfle
@Cwoelfle
Nov 28 2015 13:59
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Nov 28 2015 13:59

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# Explanation:

You will get an array that contains sub arrays of numbers and you need to return an array with the largest number from each of the sub arrays.

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Casey Woelfle
@Cwoelfle
Nov 28 2015 13:59
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Nov 28 2015 13:59

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Hint: 1

You will need to keep track of the array with the answer and the largest number of each sub-array.

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Casey Woelfle
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Nov 28 2015 13:59
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Nov 28 2015 13:59

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Hint: 2

You can work with multidimensional arrays by Array[Index][SubIndex]

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Casey Woelfle
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Nov 28 2015 13:59
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Nov 28 2015 13:59

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Hint: 3

Pay close attention to the timing of the storing of variables when working with loops

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Casey Woelfle
@Cwoelfle
Nov 28 2015 14:00
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CamperBot
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Nov 28 2015 14:00

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Spoiler Alert!

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Solutions ahead!

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Casey Woelfle
@Cwoelfle
Nov 28 2015 14:00
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CamperBot
@camperbot
Nov 28 2015 14:00

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Solution 1:

function largestOfFour(arr) {
  var results = [];
  for (var n = 0; n < arr.length; n++) {
    var largestNumber = 0;
    for (var sb = 0; sb < arr[n].length; sb++) {
      if (arr[n][sb] > largestNumber) {
        largestNumber = arr[n][sb];
      }
    }

    results[n] = largestNumber;
  }

  return results;
}

Code Explanation:

  • Create a variable to store the results as an array.
  • Create an outer loop to iterate through the main array.
  • Before going into the inner loop, create a variable to hold the largest number. This must be outside the inner loop.
  • Create another for loop to work with the sub-arrays.
  • Check if the element of the sub array is larger than the current largest number. If so, then save the number.
  • After the inner loop, save the largest number in the variable for the results.

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