Return Largest Numbers in Arrays- can't figure out what my mistake is

Return Largest Numbers in Arrays- can't figure out what my mistake is
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#1

Tell us what’s happening:

I already checked out the solution, because I was confident in my answer and was pretty sure I’ve got a syntax problem here, but I couldn’t pin down exactly what I’m doing wrong…

I get whats going on in this challenge process wise, and I understand the solutio, but I’m concerned because I keep running into “cannot read property “__” of undefined” type errors and I’m pretty sure it’s syntax or format related(?).

So in this case I’m pretty sure the problem is rooted in the value of “arr[i][j]”, which I think should be the value of the first number in the first array, but apparently it’s actually not defined. I tried dot notation as well. Based on the solution the only possible difference I can see is that the solution uses “arr[n]” as the initial value for it’s large number place holder.
Does that make arr[n] ‘defined’ in a way that my code does not?

Again, I’ve encountered this kind of issue before, with subindexes especially, so if I’m making the same mistake over and over again I wanna make sure I avoid this problem in the future…
Thanks :slight_smile:

Your code so far

function largestOfFour(arr) {
  // You can do this!
  var array=[];
  var holder=0;
 
  for (i=0; i<=3; i++);{
    
    for(j=0; j<=3; i++);{
        if(arr[i][j]>holder);{
        holder=arr[i][j];
        
    
      }
      array[i]=holder;
    }
  }
  
  return array;
}

largestOfFour([[4, 5, 1, 3], [13, 27, 18, 26], [32, 35, 37, 39], [1000, 1001, 857, 1]]);

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#2

UPDATE:
So, convinced that this was a syntax problem I just wiped it and typed it out from scratch.
I made a couple tweaks, but I can not see what the significant difference is and it’s making me kinda batty.
Any skilled eyes out there? I keep doing this thing, whatever it is so please help me out.
Cheers

function largestOfFour(arr) {
// You can do this!
var array=[];

for(i=0 ; i < 4; i++){
var holder= arr[i][0];
for(j=0 ; j <4; j++){
if(arr[i][j] > holder) {
holder=arr[i][j];
}

}
array[i]=holder;

}
return array;
}


#3

I failed to make it clear that the second version passed the challenge, oops!