Javascript lesson 110 basics undefined

Javascript lesson 110 basics undefined
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hi i dont know why there say undefined if i put console.log(), how can i prove watching what contain myArray afther the function. i guest is wrong. to count down doesnt it use unshilft()?

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//Only change code below this line
var myArray = new Array();


function countdown(myArray, n){
if(n <= 0){
  return myArray;
}
else{
  myArray.push(n);
  countdown(myArray, n - 1);
}
}

console.log(countdown(myArray,5));

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User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/78.0.3904.87 Safari/537.36.

Challenge: Use Recursion to Create a Countdown

Link to the challenge:
https://www.freecodecamp.org/learn/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/basic-javascript/use-recursion-to-create-a-countdown

The reason why you’re returning undefined is because you don’t have a return called when you enter recursion. The simple fix for this is to add a return statement in front of your countdown so your code would look like this:

var myArray = new Array();


function countdown(myArray, n) {
    if (n <= 0) {
        return myArray;
    } else {
        myArray.push(n);
        return countdown(myArray, n - 1);
    }
}

console.log(countdown(myArray,5));

The alternative is you can add a console.log(myArray) inside your base case which would output the array. However, you would still return an undefined value.

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