# How to get the sum of the numbers in even positions in an array?

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There are multiple ways to get the sum of numbers in even positions in an array. Let us look at 3 of these −

## Using a for loop

We can directly use a for loop and get the sum.

#### Example

let arr = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6];
let sum = 0;
for(let i = 0; i < arr.length; i += 2) {
sum += arr[i];
}
console.log(sum);

#### Output

9

## Using a forEach loop

In this method, instead of iterating explicitly over the array, we can instead use the built in function forEach to iterate. It takes a function that is executed for each element.

#### Example

let arr = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6];
let sum = 0;
arr.forEach((elem, i) => {
if(i % 2 === 0) {
sum += elem;
}
});
console.log(sum);

#### Output

9

## Using filter and reduce

We can use filter and reduce functions to calculate the sum. First we filter the odd indices using filter then we calculate the sum using reduce.

#### Example

let arr = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6];
let sum = arr.filter((_, i) => i % 2 === 0).reduce((curr, acc) => acc + curr, 0)
console.log(sum);

#### Output

9
Published on 19-Sep-2019 07:46:42