Print Number series without using any loop in Python Program

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In this article, we will learn about the solution to the problem statement given below −

Problem statement

Given Two number N and K, our problem is to subtract a number K from N until number(N) is greater than zero(0), once the N becomes negative or zero then we start adding K to it until that number becomes the original number(N).

For Example

N = 10
K = 4


10 6 2 -2 2 6 10


  • we call the function again and again until N is greater than zero (in every function call we subtract K from N ).

  • Once the number becomes negative or zero we start adding K in each function call until the number becomes the original number.

  • Here we used a single function for purpose of addition and subtraction but to switch between addition or subtraction function we used a Boolean type variable flag.

Now let’s observe the implementation in Python


def PrintNumber(N, Original, K, flag):
   #print the number
   print(N, end = " ")
   #if number become negative
   if (N <= 0):
         flag = 1
         flag = 0
   if (N == Original and (not(flag))):
   # if flag is true
   if (flag == True):
      PrintNumber(N - K, Original, K, flag)
   if (not(flag)):
      PrintNumber(N + K, Original, K, flag);
N = 10
K = 4
PrintNumber(N, N, K, True)


10 6 2 -2 2 6 10

Here all variables are declared in global namespace as shown in the image below −


In this article, we learned about the terminology for printing a number series without using any kind of looping construct in Python 3.x. Or earlier.

Published on 26-Sep-2019 12:01:08