Hi,

I am trying to use recursion and count to find the number of times the number 5 appears in an array. I have the following code:

```
public static int countfive(double[] array1, int beginarray, int endarray,int count)
{
int next;
if(beginarray==endarray)
{
if(array1[startIndex]==5)
return 1;
else
return 0;
}
else
{
if(array1[beginarray]==5)
{
count=count+1;
System.out.println("COUNT ONE"+count);
next=countNegative(array1,beginarray+1,endarray,count)+startIndex;
}
else if(array1[beginarray]!=5)
{
System.out.println("COUNT TWO"+count);
next=countNegative(array1,beginarray+1,endarray,count);
System.out.println("THIS IS BEGIN ACCESSED");
}
}
System.out.println("VALUE"+count);
return count;
}
```

I have tested this code on a set of numbers, and i get the following:

If i enter:

1

2

3

4

5

5

6

5

The following output occurs:

COUNT TWO0

COUNT TWO0

COUNT TWO0

COUNT TWO0

COUNT ONE1

COUNT ONE2

COUNT TWO2

COUNT ONE3

COUNT TWO3

THIS IS BEGIN ACCESSED

VALUE3

VALUE3

THIS IS BEGIN ACCESSED

VALUE2

VALUE2

VALUE1

THIS IS BEGIN ACCESSED

VALUE0

THIS IS BEGIN ACCESSED

VALUE0

THIS IS BEGIN ACCESSED

VALUE0

THIS IS BEGIN ACCESSED

VALUE0

I am not sure why the count value is being subtracted and how i can prevent that from happening so i can just return the correct value ?