user5723270 user5723270 - 4 years ago 139
Javascript Question

finding intersection of arrays to find hcf

The first function find factors of a number and works fine.

//first find divisors of a number

function divisors(n) {
var result = [];
for (var i = 1; i <= n; i++) {
if ((n % i) == 0) {
return result;
//the following gives problems

function commonTerms(arr1, arr2) {
var arr1 = [];
arr2 = [];
common = [];
var m = Math.min(arr1.length, arr2.length);
for (var i = 0; i < arr1.length; i++) {
for (var j = 0; j < arr2.length; j++) {
if ((arr1(i)) == (arr2(j))) {
} else {
return common;

var x = parseInt(prompt("number to find divisors of?"));
var y = parseInt(prompt("number to find divisors of?"));
document.write("<br>" + divisors(y));
alert(commonTerms(divisors(x), divisors(y)));

<!DOCTYPE html>

<link href="css/styles.css" rel="stylesheet">



<p>This is my first website
<br>finding div</p>


It won't return anything, the second function is the one giving me trouble. I have been looking at it for an hour. Starting to learn programming on my own.
Thank you for your help.

Answer Source

The problem is that you're accessing array items like this: arr(i). You should do it with square brackets:

if ((arr1[i])==(arr2[j])){

And you don't need the round braces at all. Plus you'd better use strict comparison (=== instead of ==).

So it would be:

if (arr1[i] === arr2[j]){

BTW Consider checking this question

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