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The thing that i don t understand here is how can you put a FUNCTION that hasn t yet evaluated into a integer(will evaluate later but at the moment of the recursion it hasn t) into a int variable? Once n equals 0 the int smallResult will get populated but what happens in the memory and how can an int hold a FUNCTION for example for the first recurssive call that would be smallResult=sum(arr,n-1); the function sum(arr,n-1) did not evaluate yet (will afterwards).

```
int sum( int arr[], int n )
{
if ( n == 0 )
return 0;
else
{
int smallResult = sum( arr, n - 1 ); // A
return smallResult + arr[ n - 1 ];
}
}
```

this is what i understand and how i would do it everytime (it gives the same result)

```
int sum( int arr[], int n )
{
if ( n == 0 )
return 0;
else
{
return sum( arr, n - 1 )+ arr[ n - 1 ];
}
}
```

*Edited
by castajiz_2*: none