PHP Array Exercises : Get the shortest/longest string length from an array

PHP Array: Exercise-14 with Solution

Write a PHP script to get the shortest/longest string length from an array.

Sample arrays : ("abcd","abc","de","hjjj","g","wer")

Sample Solution:

PHP Code:

$my_array = array("abcd","abc","de","hjjj","g","wer");
$new_array = array_map('strlen', $my_array);
// Show maximum and minimum string length using max() function and min() function 
echo "The shortest array length is " . min($new_array) .
". The longest array length is " . max($new_array).'.';

Sample Output:

The shortest array length is 1. The longest array length is 4.    


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