Basic JavaScript - Use Recursion to Create a Countdown

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I just can’t seems to get my head around this task.
In countup() situation, the push() method appends the item to the end of the array. However in the countdown(), how would I put an item in the beginning of the array?

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// Only change code below this line
function countdown(n) {
  if (n < 1) {
    return [];
  } else {
    const countArray = countdown(n - 1);
    return countArray;

// Only change code above this line

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Challenge: Basic JavaScript - Use Recursion to Create a Countdown

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  • what happens when “n < 1” is true?! does it get what “already calculated” values returned?

I believe it returns a new length the array. Is that right?

I got it. It was not ‘push’ but ‘unshift’ to add the value at the beginning of the array, thus counting backwards.
Many thanks @bappyasif

good job :clap: , i didnt actually notice that bit :grin: , i was simply asking about this “base case” of this recursion here :slight_smile:

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