# count7 challenge

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Hi,

I am working on below challenge

http://codingbat.com/prob/p101409

Given a non-negative int n, return the count of the occurrences of 7 as a digit, so for example 717 yields 2. (no loops). Note that mod (%) by 10 yields the rightmost digit (126 % 10 is 6), while divide (/) by 10 removes the rightmost digit (126 / 10 is 12).

count7(717) → 2
count7(7) → 1
count7(123) → 0

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Enjoy :)

``````--

DECLARE @intValue AS VARCHAR(10) = '1717E7'

SELECT SUM( CASE WHEN SUBSTRING(@intValue,number,1) LIKE '[7]' THEN 1 ELSE 0 END ) Count7DIGITS FROM
(
SELECT DISTINCT number FROM
MASTER..SPT_VALUES WHERE number > 0 AND number <= DATALENGTH(@intValue)
) x

--
``````
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CodingBat gave you the operations you need to use.
Since the challenge asks us to return a count, we can have the "base case" return 0 and not affect the count.

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``````public int count7(int n) {
if (n < 1) {
return 0;
}
if ((n % 10) == 7){ return 1 + count7(n/10);
}
else {
return count7(n/10);
}
}
``````

above pass all. any improvement and alternate approaches?
student

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That is good. My solution is the same as yours.

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if then if then else
in above fashion code is there else belong to top if or second(last if in this case)?

``````public int count7(int n) {
if (n < 1) {//else belongs to this if ??
return 0;
}
if ((n % 10) == 7){ return 1 + count7(n/10);//below else belongs to this if or above if?
}
[b] else {
return count7(n/10);
}[/b]
``````
}
student

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The else block is for the second if

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The else block is for the second if
how we know. is that is rule always else belong to its immediate top if not topmost if?
student

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how we know. is that is rule
https://docs.oracle.com/javase/specs/jls/se8/html/jls-14.html#jls-14.9
It is called
The if-then-else Statement.
The "else" is always associated with the "if" that proceeds it.

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oh
https://docs.oracle.com/javase/specs/jls/se8/html/jls-14.html#jls-14.9
IfThenStatement:
if ( Expression ) Statement
IfThenElseStatement:
if ( Expression ) StatementNoShortIf else Statement
IfThenElseStatementNoShortIf:
if ( Expression ) StatementNoShortIf else StatementNoShortIf
what is StatementNoShortIf
is there something like shortif and lognif?
student

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what is StatementNoShortIf
That is confusing.  I can't really explain why they wrote that. But, it is linked to
https://docs.oracle.com/javase/specs/jls/se8/html/jls-14.html#jls-14.5

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The "else" is always associated with the "if" that proceeds it.

in that link where they mentioned above point?

14.9.2. The if-then-else Statement

An if-then-else statement is executed by first evaluating the Expression. If the result is of type Boolean, it is subject to unboxing conversion (§5.1.8).

If evaluation of the Expression or the subsequent unboxing conversion (if any) completes abruptly for some reason, then the if-then-else statement completes abruptly for the same reason.

Otherwise, execution continues by making a choice based on the resulting value:

If the value is true, then the first contained Statement (the one before the else keyword) is executed; the if-then-else statement completes normally if and only if execution of that statement completes normally.

If the value is false, then the second contained Statement (the one after the else keyword) is executed; the if-then-else statement completes normally if and only if execution of that statement completes normally.

14.10. The assert Statement

That is confusing.
not sure either on  what they meant by unboxing in above context?
student

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not sure either on  what they meant by unboxing in above context?
They reference (§5.1.8). Which is at
https://docs.oracle.com/javase/specs/jls/se8/html/jls-5.html#jls-5.1.8
or maybe it is better explained at
https://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/java/data/autoboxing.html

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