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Recursive For Output
What will be the output of the following program?
`class RecursiveFor {    public static void main(String[] args)     {        int out = 15;        for (int i = 4; i < 6; i++)         {            for (int j = 7; j >= 5; j--)             {                if (i == j) continue;                if (i > j)                 {                    out += main(i, j);                }                 else                 {                    out += main(j, i);                }            }        }        System.out.println("out = " + out);    }    private static int main(int a, int b)     {        if (a - b == 0)         {            return 2;        }        return a + main(a - 1, b);    }}`

 A. out = 78 B. out = 71 C. out = 80 D. Compilation Error E. Goes into infinite loop
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Posted by Asad Ahmed    2014-12-15 09:05:38

A

Posted by Sathish Govindaraj    2014-12-15 12:13:24

ans a The idea of calling one function from another immediately suggests the possibility of a function calling itself. The function-call mechanism in Java supports this possibility, which is known as recursion. initially out is initialized with 15. nested for loop is used here for perform recursive operation. i=4,i<6,i++ condition true inner for loop j=7,j>=5,j-- condition satisfied. if condition checks i and j values. here i!=j i>j==4>7 failed so else part get executed out+=Main(j,i) func called with i,j arguments.this function return 7+main(6,4) recursion 13+main(5,4) 18+main(4,4) j==i return 2 . totally 20 is returnd.nw out=15+20=35 j=6,j>=5,j-- 4>6 faild else part executed. 6,4 is passed as main arg . 6+main(5,4) 11+main(4,4) it returns 11+2=13 so nw out=35+13=48 j=5,j>=5,j-- ,main func returns 7 so out value becom 55,thnj==i continue,execution skipped,nw outr loop i=5,i<6,i++,condition satisfied innerr for loop.j=7,j>=5,j--,here main called with 7,5.recursive operations follows 7+main(6,5),13+main(5,5),func returns 15,nw out is 55+15=70,nw i=5,j=6 so main (6,5) returns 6+main(5,5)=8,finally out value =78.nw i=6 condition goes out of loop.sop get printd.

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Posted by Merit Campus    2014-12-16 04:35:02