Iterate Through All an Array's Items Using For Loops x

Tell us what’s happening:
Not too sure what the purpose of “== -1” does?

Your code so far

function filteredArray(arr, elem) {
  let newArr = [];
  // change code below this line
 for (let i = 0; i < arr.length; i++) { 
    if (arr[i].indexOf(elem)==-1){ 
  // change code above this line
  return newArr;

// change code here to test different cases:
console.log(filteredArray([[3, 2, 3], [1, 6, 3], [3, 13, 26], [19, 3, 9]], 3));

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Link to the challenge:

Array.prototype.indexOf() returns -1 if the element isn’t in the array. So newArr.push(arr[i]) only get’s executed if the array at arr[i] doesn’t contain elem.

This has the result of adding all arrays that don’t contain elem to newArr which results in returning an array of all arrays that don’t contain elem.

For more information on Array.prototype.indexOf() read:

Another way to check if an array contains and element is the Array.prototype.includes() method that returns true if the array contains the element and false if it doesn’t. This method was added in ES2016 so a lot of people still use indexOf() because that’s how people checked if an array contained an element before ES2016.

I think this makes a bit more sense now. Thanks!