Basic JavaScript - Iterate with JavaScript For Loops

I am trying to create an Array as [1,2,3,4,5]. the problem is why the i == 5 statement doesn’t work for this statement. Isn’t it creating a condition like “until i equals 5”?

const myArray = [];

// Only change code below this line
for(var i = 1; i == 5; i++){

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  • loop expressions evaluated for the first time
  • i is 1
  • condition evaluates to 1 == 5, which is false
  • loop exits because the condition evaluates to false

(Edit: you literally have to change a single character here in the condition, the loop only runs while that returns true)

Edit edit: and if you use equality for the condition rather than less than (which is totally fine, it’s just not is equal you want), can’t be a 5


In your for loop, if you had written i <= 5 instead of i==5, that would be a way to create a condition like “until i equals 5”.

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