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Looping through Arrays

for loops are very handy for iterating over data structures. For example, we can use a for loop to perform the same operation on each element on an array. Arrays hold lists of data, like customer names or product information. Imagine we owned a store and wanted to increase the price of every product in our catalog. That could be a lot of repeating code, but by using a for loop to iterate through the array we could accomplish this task easily.

To loop through each element in an array, a for loop should use the array’s .length property in its condition.

Check out the example below to see how for loops iterate on arrays:

const animals = ['Grizzly Bear', 'Sloth', 'Sea Lion']; for (let i = 0; i < animals.length; i++){ console.log(animals[i]); }

This example would give you the following output:

Grizzly Bear Sloth Sea Lion

In the loop above, we’ve named our iterator variable i. This is a variable naming convention you’ll see in a lot of loops. When we use i to iterate through arrays we can think of it as being short-hand for the word index. Notice how our stopping condition checks that i is less than animals.length. Remember that arrays are zero-indexed, the index of the last element of an array is equivalent to the length of that array minus 1. If we tried to access an element at the index of animals.length we will have gone too far!

With for loops, it’s easier for us to work with elements in arrays.

Instructions

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Write a for loop that iterates through our vacationSpots array using i as the iterator variable.

Inside the block of the for loop, use console.log() to log each element in the vacationSpots array after the string 'I would love to visit '. For example, the first round of the loop should print 'I would love to visit Bali' to the console.

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