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I am trying to compare two arrays( containing 3 integers) and return a message array that conform to the logic

-Push “Almost” when 1 digit and position match in array
- push “not quite” when 1 digit matches but different position
-push “incorrect “ when no digits match
- push “correct” when exact match

Example :
Array1 = [2,7,6]
MessageArray = [“Almost”, “Not Quite”]

What I have tried:

function check( array1, referenceArray ) {
  let hint=[];

    for (j=0;j<Array1.length;j++){

      //value and position match
      if ((referenceArray[i] && reference.indexOf[i]) === (Array1[j] && Array1.indexOf[j])) {
      return hint.push('almost');		
 //value matches but not position
        else if(( referenceArray[i] ===Array1[j]) && !(referenceArray.indexOf[i]===Array1.indexOf[j] )){
        return hint.push('not quite');
    }// end of Array1 iteration
  } // end of reference  interation

    // if all values and position match
    return hint.push("correct");
//if no values match
  else if (referenceArray!==Array1){
    return hintArray.push("incorrect");
Updated 14-Sep-21 10:49am
Richard Deeming 14-Sep-21 13:00pm
There's a secret error somewhere in your secret code. You need to fix that.

Seriously, how do you expect anyone to help you fix your code when we can't see your code? Click the Improve question link and update your question to include the relevant parts of your code, along with the precise details of what the problem is and where you are stuck.

On the other hand, if you were expecting somebody here to write the code for you, you've come to the wrong site.
Patrice T 14-Sep-21 13:14pm
The whole problem is that if tell him the secret correction, you will have to kill him after :)

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[no name] 14-Sep-21 16:51pm
Thank you for your nicely worded advice. I didn't expect my answer to get a response so quick I wasn't able to upload my code at the time. Post has been updates

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