# Checking for centrally peaked arrays in JavaScript

## Problem

We are required to write a JavaScript function that takes in an array of numbers, arr, as the first and the only argument.

Our function should check whether the input array is a centrally peaked array or not. If it is a centrally peaked array, we should return true, false otherwise.

The conditions for being a centrally peaked array are −

• arr.length >= 3

• There exists some i with 0 < i < arr.length - 1 such that:

• arr < arr < ... arr[i-1] < arr[i]

• arr[i] > arr[i+1] > ... > arr[arr.length - 1]

For example, if the input to the function is −

const arr = [2, 6, 7, 9, 5, 3, 1];

Then the output should be −

const output = true;

## Output Explanation

Because the array peaks at 9.

## Example

The code for this will be −

Live Demo

const arr = [2, 6, 7, 9, 5, 3, 1];
const isCentrallyPeaked = (arr = []) => {
let ind = undefined;
for (let i = 1; i <= arr.length - 1; i++) {
if (ind === undefined) {
if (arr[i] < arr[i - 1]) {
ind = i - 1
} else if (arr[i] === arr[i - 1]) {
return false
}
} else if (arr[i] >= arr[i - 1]) {
return false
}
}
return ind > 0 && ind < arr.length - 1
};
console.log(isCentrallyPeaked(arr));

## Output

And the output in the console will be −

true