β Blog## JavaScript Katas: Divisible By

## Intro π

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## Understanding the Exercise β

### Todayβs exercise

## Thinking about the Solution π

## Implementation (for loop) β

## Result

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July, 2020

I take interesting katas of all levels and explain how to solve them.

Problem solving is an important skill, for your career and your life in general.

Youβd better learn to solve problems!

I take the ideas for the katas from different sources and re-write them.

Todayβs source: Codewars

First, we need to understand the exercise!

This is a crucial part of (software) engineering.

Go over the exercise explanation again until you understand it 100%.

Do NOT try to save time here.

My method to do this:

- Input: What do I put in?
- Output: What do I want to get out?

Write a function `divisibleBy`

, that accepts two parameters: `numbers`

and `divisor`

.

Given a numbers array, e.g. `[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]`

,
and a divisor, e.g. `2`

,
return an array with all numbers divisible by the given divisor, e.g. `[2, 4, 6]`

.

Input: a numbers array and a number.

Output: a numbers array.

I think I understand the exercise (= what I put into the function and what I want to get out of it).

Now, I need the specific steps to get from input to output.

I try to do this in small baby steps.

- Loop over every number
- Check if current number is divisible by divisor
- If yes, save it into results variable
- Return results

Example:

- Input:
`([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6], 2)`

- Iteration 1: Is
`1`

divisible by`2`

?`No`

- Iteration 2: Is
`2`

divisible by`2`

?`Yes`

=> Save it into results variable =>`[2]`

- Iteration 3: Is
`3`

divisible by`2`

?`No`

- Iteration 4: Is
`4`

divisible by`2`

?`Yes`

=> Save it into results variable =>`[2, 4]`

- Iteration 5: Is
`5`

divisible by`2`

?`No`

- Iteration 6: Is
`6`

divisible by`2`

?`Yes`

=> Save it into results variable =>`[2, 4, 6]`

- Output:
`[2, 4, 6]`

β

```
function divisibleBy(numbers, divisor) {
// create variable for results
const result = [];
// loop over numbers
for (const n of numbers) {
// check if current number is divisible by divisor
if (n % divisor === 0) {
// if yes, save it into results variable
result.push(n);
}
}
// return results
return result;
}
```

```
console.log(divisibleBy([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6], 2));
// [ 2, 4, 6 ] β
console.log(divisibleBy([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6], 3));
// [ 3, 6 ] β
```

```
function divisibleBy(numbers, divisor) {
// return each number that is divisible by the divisor
return numbers.filter((n) => n % divisor === 0);
}
```

```
console.log(divisibleBy([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6], 2));
// [ 2, 4, 6 ] β
console.log(divisibleBy([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6], 3));
// [ 3, 6 ] β
```

You can play around with the code here

Great work, mate!

We learned how to use the `for of`

-loop and the `filter`

method.

I hope that you can use your new learnings to solve problems more easily!

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