# JavaScript: Get the difference between two given arrays

## JavaScript fundamental (ES6 Syntax): Exercise-244 with Solution

Write a JavaScript program to get the difference between two given arrays.

• Create a Set from b to get the unique values in b.
• Use Array.prototype.filter() on a to only keep values not contained in b, using Set.prototype.has().

Sample Solution:

JavaScript Code:

``````//#Source https://bit.ly/2neWfJ2
// Define a function 'difference' to find the difference between two arrays
const difference = (a, b) => {
// Create a set 's' from array 'b'
const s = new Set(b);
// Return elements from array 'a' that are not present in set 's'
return a.filter(x => !s.has(x));
};

// Test the 'difference' function with different arrays
console.log(difference([1, 2, 3], [1, 2, 4])); // Output: [3]
console.log(difference([1, 2, 4], [1, 2, 3])); // Output: [4]
```
```

Output:

```[3]
[4]
```

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