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function rangeOfNumbers(startNum, endNum) {

 if(startNum>endNum){
   return [];
 } else{
   
   arr.push(startNum);
 rangeOfNumbers(startNum+1, endNum);
   
return arr;
 }

};

let arr=[];

console.log(rangeOfNumbers(1,5));
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Challenge: Use Recursion to Create a Range of Numbers

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You are calling this recursively but you aren’t doing anything with the return value.

function rangeOfNumbers(startNum, endNum) {

  if(startNum>endNum){
    return [];
  } else{
    
  
  rangeOfNumbers(startNum+1, endNum);
  arr.unshift(startNum);
  // console.log(arr);
  return arr;  

  }

};

let arr=[];
console.log(rangeOfNumbers(1,5));

Is it correct now?

You should be able to tell me :slight_smile: I don’t think it is passing the tests yet.

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You still aren’t doing anything with the return value of the recursive call. I will say that you are getting closer, you definitely want to use unshift after the recursive call. But you can’t just use the variable arr without declaring it first. What is the return type of the recursive call? That should be a hint as to where you you should declare arr.

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Thank you ! I will keep that in mind :slight_smile:

Thank you ! I found the solution . I was declaring arr outside the function and at every function call the arr was getting updated.

function rangeOfNumbers(startNum, endNum) {
  if(startNum>endNum){
    return [];
  } else{
  let arr=rangeOfNumbers(startNum+1, endNum);
  arr.unshift(startNum);
  console.log(arr);
  return arr;  
  }
};

//let arr=[];
console.log(rangeOfNumbers(1,5));
console.log(rangeOfNumbers(6,9));