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Thread: Problem with fairly basic recursive method

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    Default Problem with fairly basic recursive method

    The point of my code is to find the answer of logbn. I am stuck on the part where a is incremented. I'm not exactly sure where to increment it because every value input will return 1. Any advice? Thanks!
    So here is my code.


    /**
    * Calculates base-b log of n recursively
    * @param b the base of the logarithm to be found
    * @param n the value whose logarithm is being found
    * @return base b log of n
    * Pre-Condition: n must be integer multiple of b
    * @since Lesson 6-4
    * @version 12-6-11
    * @author TFLeGacY
    */
    public int log(int b, int n)
    { int a = 0;
    if(n / b == 1)
    return 1;
    else
    { log(b, n = n / b);
    a++;
    }
    return a;
    }


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    Default Re: Problem with fairly basic recursive method

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    Default Re: Problem with fairly basic recursive method

    1) Do not bump your post...for a vast number of reasons it may even affect your chances of receiving help. 2) Do not post your same question twice. I am locking this thread.
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