Copy an Array with a Spread operator

Tell us what’s happening:

Need help/clarification. Any idea why the below code doesn’t work?

Your code so far

function copyMachine(arr, num) {
let newArr = [];
while (num >= 1) {
  // Only change code below this line
newArr = newArr.push([...arr]);
  // Only change code above this line
return newArr;

console.log(copyMachine([true, false, true], 2));

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Challenge: Copy an Array with the Spread Operator

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The problem is that Array.prototype.push returns the new array length, not the actual/modified array. This means that you’re overwriting the newArr with the actual length of it the first time. The following iterations should fail with an error:

TypeError: newArr.push is not a function

Be sure to always check the documentation of the method/function you’re attempting to use :slight_smile:.

Hope it helps!


Oh. By assigning newArr = newArr.push, I am essentially setting its value to the length of the array and not the values. Understood.

Thank you very much.

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