# I need help here please , I'm stuck

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with the code above, I know that

``````const countArray = countup(n - 1); will result in
countArray = countup(4)
countup(4) = countup(3)
countup(3) = countup(2)
countup(2) = countup(1)
countup(1) = countup(0)
countup(0) =  [ ]
``````

hence since `countup(0) = [ ]`

``````countArray = [ ]
countup(4) = [ ]
countup(3) = [ ]
countup(2) = [ ]
countup(1) = [ ]
countup(0) = [ ]
``````

meaning `const countArray = [ ]`
and as a result` countArray.push(n)`
should result `[5]`
so my question is :
why did it result in [1,2,3,4,5] and how did it happened?
please I need a clear explanation because maybe how I was thought was wrong

``````  **Your code so far**
``````
``````
// Only change code below this line
function countdown(n){
return;
}
// Only change code above this line
``````
``````  **Your browser information:**
``````

User Agent is: `Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.110 Safari/537.36 Edg/96.0.1054.62`

Challenge: Use Recursion to Create a Countdown

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Thanks but I’m not seeing this code

``````function countup(n) {
if (n < 1) {
return [];
} else {
const countArray = countup(n - 1);
countArray.push(n);
return countArray;
}
}
console.log(countup(5))
``````

That’s because you didn’t put that code in your post… I didn’t add any code to you post.

I went ahead and added spoiler tags to this solution you’ve found though.

ok then please add this code at the beginning of my post for me and help me if you understands what caused the output to be [1,2,3,4,5]

``````function countup(n) {
if (n < 1) {
return [];
} else {
const countArray = countup(n - 1);
countArray.push(n);
return countArray;
}
}
console.log(countup(5))
``````

output = [1,2,3,4,5]

Hi, take a look at my thread and the solution I have marked in

I had the same confusion, but the lessons to that point if I re call correctly don’t teach us about data structure yet, the solution answers that question fairly.

You can also use the help of this website : JavaScript Tutor - Visualize JavaScript code execution to learn JavaScript online
it will show you how the function runs.

Cheers.

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thanks a lot bro
I really appreciate it

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