# Algorithms - Find the Symmetric Difference

Tell us what’s happening:
Describe your issue in detail here.
Can somebody explain why the test comparing elements in the second array passed into this function as args, if ((arguments[1][i] in arguments[0]) === false),
works by adding [5, 4] to symDif1 while the other test , ((arguments[0][i] in arguments[1]) === false) creates an empty array ? The contents of both arguments[0] and arguments[1] are identical for both if statements, but the comparison of the first array to the second produces an empty array instead of [3] as expected.

``````  **Your code so far**
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``````function sym(args) {
console.log(arguments.length);
console.log(arguments[0], arguments[1]);

let symDif1 = [];
for (let i = 0; i < arguments[1].length; i++) {
if ((arguments[1][i] in arguments[0]) === false) {
symDif1.push(arguments[1][i]);
}
}
console.log(symDif1);

console.log(arguments.length);
console.log(arguments[0], arguments[1]);

let symDif2 = [];
for (let i = 0;  i < arguments[0].length;  i++) {
if ((arguments[0][i] in arguments[1]) === false) {
symDif2.push(arguments[0][i]);
}
}
console.log(symDif2);

return args;
}

sym([1, 2, 3], [5, 2, 1, 4]);
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Challenge: Algorithms - Find the Symmetric Difference