Finding the continuity of two arrays in JavaScript

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We are required to write a JavaScript function that takes in two arrays of numbers. And the function should return true if the two arrays upon combining and shuffling can form a consecutive sequence, false otherwise.

For example: If the arrays are −

const arr1 = [4, 6, 2, 9, 3];
const arr2 = [1, 5, 8, 7];

Then the output should be true.

Therefore, let’s write the code for this function −

Example

The code for this will be −

const arr1 = [4, 6, 2, 9, 3];
const arr2 = [1, 5, 8, 7];
const canFormSequence = (arr1, arr2) => {
   const combined = [...arr1, ...arr2];
   if(combined.length < 2){
      return true;
   };
   combined.sort((a, b) => a-b);
   const commonDifference = combined[0] - combined[1];
   for(let i = 1; i < combined.length-1; i++){
      if(combined[i] - combined[i+1] === commonDifference){
         continue;
      };
      return false;
   };
   return true;
};
console.log(canFormSequence(arr1, arr2));

Output

The output in the console will be −

true
raja
Published on 19-Oct-2020 10:14:53
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