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How to use a for loop and splice to remove a word and then check an array for a specific word

I want to make a function that looks for a specific name (Inger) in an array, and the removes that name. Then I want the function to tell that a name doesn’t exist in the array.

    var femaleName = ["Anne","Inger","Kari","Marit","Ingrid"]
    function removeElement (aTable, aName) {
        for (var i = 0; i <= aTable.length - 1; i++) {
            if (aTable[1] === aName) {
                aTable.splice(i, 1)
                document.write(aTable); {break;}
            } else if (aTable[i] !== aName) {
                document.write(aName + " is not in the list");

I’ve tried to solve it this way, but I don’t get it right. The output should be something like this:

Anne, Kari, Marit, Ingrid
Victoria is not in the list


Do you have to write functions? Javascript has Array methods to do this for you.


The filter() method creates a new array with all elements that pass the test implemented by the provided function.


The includes() method determines whether an array includes a certain element, returning true or false as appropriate.

var femaleName = ["Anne", "Inger", "Kari", "Marit", "Ingrid"]
femaleName = femaleName.filter(name => name !== 'Inger')