Chris - 1 year ago 66

Python Question

I am trying to take a number, do floor division on it, until it becomes 0. This must be done using recursion with a base case.

For example:

`>>>Base(5,2)`

2 ##(5//2)

1 ##(2//2)

0 ##(1//2)

This is what I have so far:

`def Base(number,base):`

result=1

if result==0:

return False

else:

result=number//base

return Base(result,base)

Answer Source

I think this is what you are looking for

```
def Base(number,base):
if number==0:
return False
else:
number = number//base
print(number)
return Base(number,base)
```

First of all using result = 1 should be removed as during every recursive call result will be reinitialized to 1 and the following if statement will never work. What you needed to do was to keep on dividing the number recursively till it reaches 0 and print False

I hope it clears your doubt