# Number of subsequences with zero sum

• Last Updated : 11 May, 2021

Given an array arr[] of N integers. The task is to count the number of sub-sequences whose sum is 0
Examples:

Input: arr[] = {-1, 2, -2, 1}
Output:
All possible sub-sequences are {-1, 1}, {2, -2} and {-1, 2, -2, 1}
Input: arr[] = {-2, -4, -1, 6, -2}
Output:

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Approach: The problem can be solved using recursion. Recursively, we start from the first index, and either select the number to be added in the subsequence or we do not select the number at an index. Once the index exceeds N, we need to check if the sum evaluated is 0 or not and the count of numbers taken in subsequence should be a minimum of one. If it is, then we simply return 1 which is added to the number of ways.
Dynamic Programming cannot be used to solve this problem because of the sum value which can be anything that is not possible to store in any dimensional array.
Below is the implementation of the above approach:

## C++

 `// C++ implementation of the approach``#include ``using` `namespace` `std;` `// Function to return the count``// of the required sub-sequences``int` `countSubSeq(``int` `i, ``int` `sum, ``int` `cnt,``                ``int` `a[], ``int` `n)``{` `    ``// Base case``    ``if` `(i == n) {` `        ``// Check if the sum is 0``        ``// and at least a single element``        ``// is in the sub-sequence``        ``if` `(sum == 0 && cnt > 0)``            ``return` `1;``        ``else``            ``return` `0;``    ``}``    ``int` `ans = 0;` `    ``// Do not take the number in``    ``// the current sub-sequence``    ``ans += countSubSeq(i + 1, sum, cnt, a, n);` `    ``// Take the number in the``    ``// current sub-sequence``    ``ans += countSubSeq(i + 1, sum + a[i],``                       ``cnt + 1, a, n);` `    ``return` `ans;``}` `// Driver code``int` `main()``{``    ``int` `a[] = { -1, 2, -2, 1 };``    ``int` `n = ``sizeof``(a) / ``sizeof``(a);``    ``cout << countSubSeq(0, 0, 0, a, n);` `    ``return` `0;``}`

## Java

 `// Java implementation of the approach``class` `GFG``{` `    ``// Function to return the count``    ``// of the required sub-sequences``    ``static` `int` `countSubSeq(``int` `i, ``int` `sum, ``int` `cnt,``                                    ``int` `a[], ``int` `n)``    ``{` `        ``// Base case``        ``if` `(i == n)``        ``{` `            ``// Check if the sum is 0``            ``// and at least a single element``            ``// is in the sub-sequence``            ``if` `(sum == ``0` `&& cnt > ``0``)``            ``{``                ``return` `1``;``            ``}``            ``else``            ``{``                ``return` `0``;``            ``}``        ``}``        ``int` `ans = ``0``;` `        ``// Do not take the number in``        ``// the current sub-sequence``        ``ans += countSubSeq(i + ``1``, sum, cnt, a, n);` `        ``// Take the number in the``        ``// current sub-sequence``        ``ans += countSubSeq(i + ``1``, sum + a[i],``                                ``cnt + ``1``, a, n);` `        ``return` `ans;``    ``}` `    ``// Driver code``    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)``    ``{``        ``int` `a[] = {-``1``, ``2``, -``2``, ``1``};``        ``int` `n = a.length;``        ``System.out.println(countSubSeq(``0``, ``0``, ``0``, a, n));``    ``}``}` `// This code has been contributed by 29AjayKumar`

## Python3

 `# Python3 implementation of the approach` `# Function to return the count``# of the required sub-sequences``def` `countSubSeq(i, ``Sum``, cnt, a, n):` `    ``# Base case``    ``if` `(i ``=``=` `n):` `        ``# Check if the Sum is 0``        ``# and at least a single element``        ``# is in the sub-sequence``        ``if` `(``Sum` `=``=` `0` `and` `cnt > ``0``):``            ``return` `1``        ``else``:``            ``return` `0``    ``ans ``=` `0` `    ``# Do not take the number in``    ``# the current sub-sequence``    ``ans ``+``=` `countSubSeq(i ``+` `1``, ``Sum``, cnt, a, n)` `    ``# Take the number in the``    ``# current sub-sequence``    ``ans ``+``=` `countSubSeq(i ``+` `1``, ``Sum` `+` `a[i],``                           ``cnt ``+` `1``, a, n)` `    ``return` `ans` `# Driver code``a ``=` `[``-``1``, ``2``, ``-``2``, ``1``]``n ``=` `len``(a)``print``(countSubSeq(``0``, ``0``, ``0``, a, n))` `# This code is contributed by mohit kumar`

## C#

 `// C# implementation of the approach``using` `System;` `class` `GFG``{` `    ``// Function to return the count``    ``// of the required sub-sequences``    ``static` `int` `countSubSeq(``int` `i, ``int` `sum,``                           ``int` `cnt, ``int` `[]a, ``int` `n)``    ``{` `        ``// Base case``        ``if` `(i == n)``        ``{` `            ``// Check if the sum is 0``            ``// and at least a single element``            ``// is in the sub-sequence``            ``if` `(sum == 0 && cnt > 0)``            ``{``                ``return` `1;``            ``}``            ``else``            ``{``                ``return` `0;``            ``}``        ``}``        ` `        ``int` `ans = 0;` `        ``// Do not take the number in``        ``// the current sub-sequence``        ``ans += countSubSeq(i + 1, sum, cnt, a, n);` `        ``// Take the number in the``        ``// current sub-sequence``        ``ans += countSubSeq(i + 1, sum + a[i],``                                  ``cnt + 1, a, n);` `        ``return` `ans;``    ``}` `    ``// Driver code``    ``public` `static` `void` `Main()``    ``{``        ``int` `[]a = {-1, 2, -2, 1};``        ``int` `n = a.Length;``        ``Console.Write(countSubSeq(0, 0, 0, a, n));``    ``}``}` `// This code is contributed by Akanksha Rai`

## PHP

 ` 0)``            ``return` `1;``        ``else``            ``return` `0;``    ``}``    ``\$ans` `= 0;` `    ``// Do not take the number in``    ``// the current sub-sequence``    ``\$ans` `+= countSubSeq(``\$i` `+ 1, ``\$sum``,``                        ``\$cnt``, ``\$a``, ``\$n``);` `    ``// Take the number in the``    ``// current sub-sequence``    ``\$ans` `+= countSubSeq(``\$i` `+ 1, ``\$sum` `+ ``\$a``[``\$i``],``                        ``\$cnt` `+ 1, ``\$a``, ``\$n``);` `    ``return` `\$ans``;``}` `// Driver code``\$a` `= ``array``( -1, 2, -2, 1 );``\$n` `= ``count``(``\$a``) ;` `echo` `countSubSeq(0, 0, 0, ``\$a``, ``\$n``);` `// This code is contributed by Ryuga``?>`

## Javascript

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Output:
`3`

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