Comparing a string with an array of strings and printing the count

I’m comparing a string to an array of strings using:

arry.include? (mystring)

and it returns a boolean value. How can I print out how many strings in that array equaled to mystring?

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    ["Cat", "Dog", "Cat"].count("Cat") #=> 2
    ["Cat", "Dog", "Cat"].count("Dog") #=> 1

    You can use Enumerable#count:

    arry.count { |s| s == mystring }

    assuming mystring is a variable holding a string. If it’s meant to be a literal, you want s == "mystring".

    Edit: @kapiltekwani’s answer is clearly better. I forgot about that form of count.

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