# Help with recursion

Help with recursion
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#1

hi all!

I am trying to wrap my head around the recursion idea, i get that the function keeps calling itself but i can’t really understand how to sit down and write the code… any body have good examples of using it from a basic level to a bit more advanced? thanks for the help!

#2

This is an example of recursion in a real world using mirrors.

#3

ok nice, i see what it is and i can understand the i idea but im not sure i understand the code or how to implement it…

#4

An example. This code snippet sums numbers to n using recursion.

``````function sumTo(n) {
if (n == 1) return 1;
return n + sumTo(n - 1);
}

``````

#5

ok cool, so that if im not mistaken would give you an output that looks like

1 + 2 + 3 + 4… etc

its using recursion because its calling on itself here in this line?

can you give me an example of when using recursion would be useful in a project?
thanks for the help walking me through this

#6

Yes, You have grasped the core idea.