jonathan miller jonathan miller - 6 months ago 33
Javascript Question

Array Sum and Average

I am having problems adding all the elements of an array as well as averaging them out. How would I do this and implement it with the code I currently have? The elements are supposed to be defined as I have it below.

<script type="text/javascript">
//<![CDATA[

var i;
var elmt = new Array();

elmt[0] = "0";
elmt[1] = "1";
elmt[2] = "2";
elmt[3] = "3";
elmt[4] = "4";
elmt[5] = "7";
elmt[6] = "8";
elmt[7] = "9";
elmt[8] = "10";
elmt[9] = "11";

// problem here
for (i = 9; i < 10; i++)
{
document.write("The sum of all the elements is: " + /* problem here */ + " The average of all the elements is: " + /* problem here */ + "<br/>");
}

//]]>
</script>

Answer
var sum = 0;
for( var i = 0; i < elmt.length; i++ ){
    sum += parseInt( elmt[i], 10 ); //don't forget to add the base
}

var avg = sum/elmt.length;

document.write( "The sum of all the elements is: " + sum + " The average is: " + avg );

Just iterate through the array, since your values are strings, they have to be converted to an integer first. And average is just the sum of values divided by the number of values.