# Why doesn't the reduce method work when calling an array within a function?

Why doesn’t the reduce method work in the following code? It seems to work when I remove it from the sumAll function and put in an actual array instead, but since arr is an array, I don’t understand why it doesn’t work within the function

``````function sumAll(arr) {
arr.reduce(function(acc, curr) {
return acc += curr;
});

}

sumAll([1, 4]);``````

You need to add a return statement in front of the arr.reduce.

Got it! I’m trying to apply the same logic to this code, but for some reason it returns 1:

``````function sumAll(arr) {

var min = Math.min.apply(null, arr);
var max = Math.max.apply(null, arr);
var all = [];

for (i = min; i <= max; i++) {
all.push(i);
return all.reduce(function(acc, curr) {
return acc += curr;
}, 0);
}
}

sumAll([1, 4]);
``````

Nevermind! Solved it!

``````function sumAll(arr) {
var min = Math.min.apply(null, arr);
var max = Math.max.apply(null, arr);
var all = [];

for (i = min; i <= max; i++) {
all.push(i);
}
return all.reduce(function(acc, curr) {
return acc += curr;
}, 0);
}

sumAll([1, 4]);
``````

Can you tell me why you need to first return all.reduce for it to work, though?

If you want your function to return anything, you must use the return statement to do it.