JavaScript Array reduce() Method

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Get the sum of the numbers in the array:

var numbers = [65, 44, 12, 4];

function getSum(total, num) {
    return total + num;
function myFunction(item) {
    document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = numbers.reduce(getSum);
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Definition and Usage

The reduce() method reduces the array to a single value.

The reduce() method executes a provided function for each value of the array (from left-to-right).

The return value of the function is stored in an accumulator (result/total).

Note: reduce() does not execute the function for array elements without values.

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the method.

reduce() Yes 9.0 3.0 4 10.5


array.reduce(function(total, currentValue, currentIndex, arr), initialValue)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
function(total,currentValue, index,arr) Required. A function to be run for each element in the array.
Function arguments:
Argument Description
total Required. The initialValue, or the previously returned value of the function
currentValue Required. The value of the current element
currentIndex Optional. The array index of the current element
arr Optional. The array object the current element belongs to
initialValue Optional. A value to be passed to the function as the initial value

Technical Details

Return Value: Returns the accumulated result from the last call of the callback function
JavaScript Version: ECMAScript 5

More Examples


Round all the numbers in an array, and display the sum:

<button onclick="myFunction()">Try it</button>

<p>Sum of numbers in array: <span id="demo"></span></p>

var numbers = [15.5, 2.3, 1.1, 4.7];

function getSum(total, num) {
    return total + Math.round(num);
function myFunction(item) {
    document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = numbers.reduce(getSum, 0);
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