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CS61A Notes 03 – Efficiency [Solutions v1.0] Recursive vs. Iterative Processes QUESTIONS: Will the following generate a recursive or iterative process? 1. (define (foo x) (* (- (+ (/ x 3) 4) 6) 2)) It’s not a recursive procedure, so it’s pretty pointless to ask what kind of process it generates 2. (define (foo x) (if (= x 0) 0 (+ x (foo (- x 1)))) Recursive 3. (define (helper1 x) (if (= x 0) 1 (helper1 (- x 1)))) <== Iterative! (define (helper2 x) (if (= x 0) 1 (+ 1 helper2 (- x 1)))) <== Recursive! a. (define (bar x) (if (even? x) (helper1 (- x 1)) (helper1 (- x 2)))) Iterative b. (define (bar x) (if (even? x) (helper2 (- x 1)) (helper2 (- x 2)))) Recursive c. (define (bar x) (if (= x 0) (helper2 x) (helper1 x))) Iterative (when x is 0, (helper2 0) returns immediately!) d. (define (bar x) (if (= x 0) (helper1 x) (helper2 x))) Recursive e. (define (bar x) (cond ((= x 0) 1) ((= (helper2 x) 3) 5) (else (helper1 x)))) Recursive f. (define (bar x) (helper2 (helper1 x))) Recursive Chung Wu; CS61A, Spring 2004 1

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Yoshimi Battles The Recursive Robots, Pt. 2 1. Consider the “ subset-sum
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