nextInLine([5,6,7,8,9], 1) should return 5, anyone pls explain

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Your code so far


function nextInLine(arr, item) {
// Only change code below this line
   testArr.push(item);  
   return testArr.shift();
 // Only change code above this line


}

// Setup
var testArr = [1,2,3,4,5];

// Display code
console.log("Before: " + JSON.stringify(testArr));
console.log(nextInLine(testArr, 6));
console.log("After: " + JSON.stringify(testArr));

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Challenge: Stand in Line

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Hi @pmwahlang1!

This function is great if we only plan on having it work for just testArr. But it would be better if we could reuse this function on other arrays beside testArr.

Right now you are only using one of the parameters in your answer. It would be nice if you could use both of them.

Hope that helps!

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The [5,6,7,8,9]
I tried using this

     testArr.push(item);  
     return testArr.shift();
     testArr.push(item);  
     return testArr.shift();
     testArr.push(item);  
     return testArr.shift();
     testArr.push(item);  
     return testArr.shift(); 

but…
I’m confused with the whole function;

Thank you jwilkins i finally figured it out. Using this.

   arr.push(item);
  return arr.shift(item);

I didn’t use the arr of the function instead I used testArr. Sorry for the stupid question. VERY new to JS and will need more help from you. Thank you

This worked for me.

function nextInLine(arr, item) {
    arr.push(item);
    return arr.shift();
}

var testArr = [1,2,3,4,5];

console.log("Before: " + JSON.stringify(testArr));
console.log(nextInLine(testArr, 6));
console.log("After: " + JSON.stringify(testArr));

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Hi @pmwahlang1!

You’re almost there. Just a small issue.

In your function, you have 2 parameters, arr and item but the first parameter is not used.

So, instead of this:

testArr.push(item);
return testArr.shift();

Change it with this:

arr.push(item);
return arr.shift();

Hope this helps! If it doesn’t work for you then feel free to answer me amytime.
@pummarinbest