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Consider the following recursive C function that takes two arguments.

unsigned int foo(unsigned int n, unsigned int r) {
if (n>0) return ((n%r) + foo(n/r, r));
else return 0;
}


What is the return value of the function $\text{foo}$ when it is called as $\text{foo(513, 2)}$?

1. $9$
2. $8$
3. $5$
4. $2$

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## 2 Answers

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The function returns the sum of digits in a binary representation of the given number

so $1+0+0+0+0+0+0+0+0+1 = 2$

Correct Answer: $D$
by Loyal (7.7k points)
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if you simulate this program with different values of n and r, notice that this function foo(n,r) gives the sum of digits of n(when it is converted to base r).

Like if n=513, r=14 then $(513)_{10}=(289)_{14}$ and 2+8+9=19 and this is the output of the program.
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Final return value is 2 So option d by Boss (38.3k points)
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