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DAY 9: RECURSION

idimaimuna profile image M__ ・1 min read

When I was learning programming in school I never understood what recursion was and kept getting confused. I thought I would never have to write such code again and you can imagine my surprise when I saw this challenge.

Luckily, I did some research on it yesterday and looking at the explanation and code in Python it was quite simple to grasp as it was clear plus I read it like three times to get the gist of it.

Basically a recursive function is a function that calls itself.

The Task:
Write a factorial function that takes a positive integer, N as a parameter and prints the result N! of (N factorial).

# defining my function that accepts an integer.
def factorial(num):
    # if the integer is 1 then the function returns the value 1
    if num ==1:
        return num
    #if the intege ris not 1 then it calculates the factorial by calling the same function we created subtracting 1 from the integer.
    else:
        return num * factorial(num -1)

'''
Sample Input

3

Sample Output

6
'''

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New programmer interested in web development and python as well. Aspiring to learn and be better than I started.

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