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Practice Questions for Recursion | Set 3
  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 17 Apr, 2020

Explain the functionality of below recursive functions.

Question 1

C++




void fun1(int n) 
   int i = 0;   
   if (n > 1) 
     fun1(n - 1); 
   for (i = 0; i < n; i++) 
     cout << " * "
  
// This code is contributed by shubhamsingh10


C




void fun1(int n)
{
   int i = 0;  
   if (n > 1)
     fun1(n-1);
   for (i = 0; i < n; i++)
     printf(" * ");
}


Java




static void fun1(int n) 
   int i = 0;   
   if (n > 1
     fun1(n - 1); 
   for (i = 0; i < n; i++) 
     System.out.print(" * "); 
   
// This code is contributed by shubhamsingh10


Python3




def  fun1(n):
    i = 0 
    if (n > 1):
        fun1(n - 1
    for i in range(n):
        print(" * ",end="")
  
# This code is contributed by shubhamsingh10


C#




static void fun1(int n) 
    int i = 0; 
    if (n > 1) 
        fun1(n-1); 
    for (i = 0; i < n; i++) 
        Console.Write(" * ");
  
// This code is contributed by shubhamsingh10



Answer: Total numbers of stars printed is equal to 1 + 2 + …. (n-2) + (n-1) + n, which is n(n+1)/2.



Question 2

C++




#define LIMIT 1000
void fun2(int n)
{
  if (n <= 0)
     return;
  if (n > LIMIT)
    return;
  cout << n <<" ";
  fun2(2*n);
  cout << n <<" ";
}
  
// This code is contributed by shubhamsingh10


C




#define LIMIT 1000
void fun2(int n)
{
  if (n <= 0)
     return;
  if (n > LIMIT)
    return;
  printf("%d ", n);
  fun2(2*n);
  printf("%d ", n);
}   


Java




int LIMIT = 1000;
void fun2(int n)
{
    if (n <= 0) return;
    if (n > LIMIT) return;
 
    System.out.print(String.format("%d ", n));
    fun2(2 * n);
    System.out.print(String.format("%d ", n));
}


Python3




LIMIT = 1000
def fun2(n):
    if (n <= 0):
        return
    if (n > LIMIT):
        return
    print(n, end=" ")
    fun2(2 * n)
    print(n, end=" ")
  
# This code is contributed by shubhamsingh10


C#




int LIMIT = 1000
void fun2(int n)
{
    if (n <= 0)
        return;
    if (n > LIMIT)
        return;
    Console.Write(n+" ");
    fun2(2*n);
    Console.Write(n+" ");
}
  
// This code is contributed by Shubhamsingh10


Answer: For a positive n, fun2(n) prints the values of n, 2n, 4n, 8n … while the value is smaller than LIMIT. After printing values in increasing order, it prints same numbers again in reverse order. For example fun2(100) prints 100, 200, 400, 800, 800, 400, 200, 100.
If n is negative, the function is returned immediately.

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