Basic JavaScript - Replace Loops using Recursion

i need help with recursion
as i known that there have an answer in “Get the Hint”

but could any one explain how does this work ?

console.log(sum([2, 3, 4], 1)) —> get 2 after console.log this

Your code so far

function sum(arr, n) {
  // Only change code below this line
 if (n <= 0) {
    return 0;
 } else {
   return sum(arr, n - 1) + arr[n - 1];
  // Only change code above this line

console.log(sum([2, 3, 4], 1))

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Challenge: Basic JavaScript - Replace Loops using Recursion

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What is the return statement when you call the function as:

sum([2, 3, 4], 1))

Write out the return statement by replacing the variables with the actual values.

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Hello, @nope .

  • The name of the lesson is “Replace Loops using Recursion”

  • There are 2 example of the function multiply:

    • multiply using a for loop (left)
    • multiply using recursion (right)

  • Please enumerate the differences between the 2 versions of multiply:

Cheers and happy coding :slight_smile:

I have made a video explaining (step by step) this lesson freeCodecamp: "Replace Loops Using Recursion", Solution. - YouTube

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thank you so much for let me know . i understood how it work

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