**Tell us what’s happening:**

**Your code so far**

```
function smallestCommons(arr) {
function checkLCM() {
for(let item of arr) {
if(lcm % item !== 0) {
return true
}
}
return false
}
arr.sort((a, b) => a - b)
const max = arr.pop()
for(let i = arr[0] + 1; i < max; i++) {
arr.push(i)
}
let multiplier = 1;
let seekingLCM = true
let lcm = max * multiplier
while(seekingLCM) {
lcm = max * multiplier;
seekingLCM = checkLCM()
multiplier++
}
return lcm
}
smallestCommons([23, 18]); // 1945225; number changes, which shows that it is being stopped
```

Hello guys! My code above is not passing the last test which is `smallestCommons([23, 18]) should return 6056820.`

and I’m sure it’s because it takes too long so freecodecamp stops it. It works on node and even on the browser console. I used `// noprotect`

at the top the code and still failed. I already passed the whole challenge by making use of the `every`

method(last code box below) . Then I wanted to use a procedural solution instead of using `every`

, so I used an inner function called `checkLCM()`

. The code box directly below is comparing where I all I did was replace the `every`

with calling the `checkLCM()`

function inside the `while`

loop. The code that does pass is the last code box.

```
//passing solution
while(seekingLCM) {
lcm = max * multiplier;
seekingLCM = !arr.every(item => lcm % item === 0)
multiplier++
}
//non-passing solution
while(seekingLCM) {
lcm = max * multiplier;
seekingLCM = checkLCM()
multiplier++
}
```

```
function smallestCommons(arr) {
arr.sort((a, b) => a - b)
const max = arr.pop()
for(let i = arr[0] + 1; i < max; i++) {
arr.push(i)
}
let multiplier = 1;
let seekingLCM = true
let lcm = max * multiplier
while(seekingLCM) {
lcm = max * multiplier;
seekingLCM = !arr.every(item => lcm % item === 0)
multiplier++
}
return lcm
}
smallestCommons([23, 18]); // 6056820 way it works!
```

**Your browser information:**

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.

**Link to the challenge:**

https://learn.freecodecamp.org/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/intermediate-algorithm-scripting/smallest-common-multiple/