Hey

I wanted to know how to make a number pyramid with (for example) the following formation:

(This would be for 5 rows, with 5 being a variable and as you can see in the last row the last number is 5 on each end)

[IMG]http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/2239/numbers.png[/IMG]
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/2239/numbers.png

So far I have this:

int j,i,n;
n=5; //Example
for (i=1;i<=n-1;i++)
    {
        printf ("%i",i);
        for (j=i;j<n;j++)
        {
         printf ("/n");
        }
        
    }

But I seem to be stuck..........I have a feeling another loop is required but I just dont seem to know how to place it correctly.

Thanks for any help :)

Edited 6 Years Ago by riahc3: n/a

Three loops.
Loop one -- prints a full line
Inside that loop is two loops:
Loop 1 prints the spaces before the '*'s
Loop 2 prints the '*'s

Three loops.
Loop one -- prints a full line
Inside that loop is two loops:
Loop 1 prints the spaces before the '*'s
Loop 2 prints the '*'s

*? Im guessing you mean that Loop 1 prints the number, Loop 1 inside of Loop 1 prints the /n, and Loop 2 inside of Loop 1 prints..............what?

Simplify your work. First ignore the spaces to simplify your problems.

First loop - say i - for each line so it runs from 0 to n-1
Inside this loop
{
First loop - j - goes from i to (2*i - 1) - print each j
Second loop (not nested in the j loop above) - j - goes from (2*i - 2) to i (backwards)
}

Once you get this working, add one more loop before the First loop j to add spaces.

Simplify your work. First ignore the spaces to simplify your problems.

First loop - say i - for each line so it runs from 0 to n-1
Inside this loop
{
First loop - j - goes from i to (2*i - 1) - print each j
Second loop (not nested in the j loop above) - j - goes from (2*i - 2) to i (backwards)
}

Once you get this working, add one more loop before the First loop j to add spaces.

Your instructions which result this code:

for (i=0;i<=n-1;i++)
    {
        for (j=i;j<2*i-1;j++)
        {
            printf ("%i",j);
        }
        for (j=2*i-2;j<i;j--)
        {
            printf ("%i",j);
        }
    }

Gives me a infinite loop just printing out numbers

Your instructions which result this code:

for (i=0;i<=n-1;i++)
    {
        for (j=i;j<2*i-1;j++)
        {
            printf ("%i",j);
        }
        for (j=2*i-2;j<i;j--)
        {
            printf ("%i",j);
        }
    }

Gives me a infinite loop just printing out numbers

The condition in the second internal for loop needs to be reversed to j>i

The condition in the second internal for loop needs to be reversed to j>i

Actually it should be j>=i

Also it would be a lot helpful if you start the first loop from 1 and go to n, to denote the starting number for each line, and thereby changing the condition of the first internal loop to j<=2*i-1.

Edited 6 Years Ago by shah1248: n/a

Three loops.
Loop one -- prints a full line
Inside that loop is two loops:
Loop 1 prints the spaces before the '*'s
Loop 2 prints the '*'s

*? Im guessing you mean that Loop 1 prints the number, Loop 1 inside of Loop 1 prints the /n, and Loop 2 inside of Loop 1 prints..............what?

I am really curious? Is what you wrote actually what you think I wrote? Could you explain, please, how you translated my info? It makes no sense to me.

You probably want to write

printf ("\n");

instead of

printf ("/n");

:)

Edited 6 Years Ago by MyrtleTurtle: n/a

First loop - say i - for each line so it runs from 0 to n-1
Inside this loop
{
First loop - j - goes from i to (2*i - 1) - print each j
Second loop (not nested in the j loop above) - j - goes from (2*i - 2) to i (backwards)
}

I am really curious? Is what you wrote actually what you think I wrote? Could you explain, please, how you translated my info? It makes no sense to me.

for (i=0;i<=n-1;i++)    {        for (j=i;j<2*i-1;j++)        {            printf ("%i",j);        }        for (j=2*i-2;j<i;j--)        {            printf ("%i",j);        }    }

Exactly what I wrote..... :S

Word by word I translated what you wrote into code.

It appears to me that this will make an infinite loop.

for (j=2*i-2;j<i;j--)

You want it to go as long as j<i, but then decrement j each time? Shouldn't do that.

Also, why are you using the same variable (j) for both inner loops?

Something else I see, which may or may not be a problem. The order of operations causes multiplication to be done before subtraction, so I'd do this:

for (j=i;j<2*(i-1);j++)
for (i=0;i<=n-1;i++)    {        for (j=i;j<2*i-1;j++)        {            printf ("%i",j);        }        for (j=2*i-2;j<i;j--)        {            printf ("%i",j);        }    }

Exactly what I wrote..... :S

Word by word I translated what you wrote into code.

Hey you are matching my algorithm with someone else's comments :(

Actually it should be j>=i in the second loop's condition

Also it would be a lot helpful if you start the first loop from 1 and go to n (instead of 0 to n-1), to denote the starting number for each line, and thereby changing the condition of the first internal loop to j<=2*i-1.

Did you try the above?

Edited 6 Years Ago by shah1248: n/a

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