# Iteration confusion

Hint #1 informs you to use a nested loop to search through all the elements of the nested arrays while this completely contradicts the solution. I’ve tried solving this using one but to no avail. Is Hint #1 invalid or is there a possible way to do this with a nested loop?

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yes, it’s weird. I’m removing the word “nested” from there, and it will make sense

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It’s definitely much easier to do it without nested loops but still it’s possible.

Here’s an example solution using two nested loops. There is probably a better way but that’s what I come up with

``````function filteredArray(arr, elem) {
let newArr = [];

for (let i = 0; i < arr.length; i++) {
let nestedArr = arr[i];
let hasElem = false;

for (let j = 0; j < nestedArr.length; j++) {
if (nestedArr[j] === elem) {
hasElem = true;
break;
}
}

if (!hasElem) {
newArr.push(nestedArr);
}
}

return newArr;
}
``````
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Here’s my solution that worked without realizing I should try to apply indexOf(). I sat down with my developer of a husband and he made me push through this for 30 minutes using only what I can rack up from my noggin.

``````function filteredArray(arr, elem) {
let newArr = [];
// Only change code below this line
for (let i=0; i<arr.length; i++) {
let includes = false;
for (let j=0; j<arr[i].length; j++) {
if (arr[i][j] === elem) {
includes = true;
}
}
if (includes === false) {
newArr.push(arr[i]);
}
}
// Only change code above this line
return newArr;
``````

Of course my initial gut was “why can’t I google how to check if an array includes an item?” which was met with a blunt reminder that I’m currently coding for the sake of learning coding.

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