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    Unhappy for loop

    hello all,

    I'm university student and i have final exam in c++ on monday very soon
    so
    i need some help

    how to write a program in for loop the given output

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       *
      ***
     *****
    *******

    this is what i tried
    Quote:
    int n =5;

    for(int i=1; i<n+1 ;i++)
    {cout << endl;
    for(int j=1; j<i+1; j++)
    cout << "*";
    }
    and the output came out like this
    *
    **
    ***
    ****
    *****
    but now i dont know how to make the first stars be in the middle of the line
    what ways can i make it???
    do i need to use a third for loop hope not for loops make my head hurts


    thanks
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    You're right, you need a for loop.
    One which counts from 1 to 5 seems like a good bet.

    Now, what have YOU tried to do, apart from just posting your assignment?
    See the forum rules if you're still unclear.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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    this is not assignment this a Q came out in previous papers
    and im asking for my styding

    u might not believe i understand
    anyways

    this is what i tried
    int n =5;

    for(int i=1; i<n+1 ;i++)
    {cout << endl;
    for(int j=1; j<i+1; j++)
    cout << "*";
    }
    but i dont know how to make the first stars be in the middle of the line
    what ways can i make it???

    and thank you for the fast replys

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    Maybe investigate the relationship between the number of leading spaces compared to the number of stars on each line.

    > but i dont know how to make the first stars be in the middle of the line
    See, if this was your first post, you'd have gotten a lot more positive attention.
    It shows effort, and a specific question.

    As opposed to the zero effort "here's my homework, gimme an answer" which characterised your first missive.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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    thank u mr.salem
    i appreciate ur welling to help and ur advise

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    I normally refrain from nit-picking.... well nit-picking grammar, anyway. Advice and advise are not the same word. At least you didn't spell lose wrong. That drives me crazy.

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    If you're already nitpicking spelling or grammar, you may as well point out that netspeak is frowned upon on this forum.
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    I was born with a rare brain disorder that doesn't allow the images of netspeak to even be fully processed by my brain. Thus I only see:

    thank mr.salem
    i appreciate welling to help and advise

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    Quote Originally Posted by master5001 View Post
    I normally refrain from nit-picking.... well nit-picking grammar, anyway. Advice and advise are not the same word. At least you didn't spell lose wrong. That drives me crazy.
    thanks for the help
    and sorry for driving you crazy

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    Ah but you didn't, friend. You have a loooooooooooooooong way to go before that You didn't spell lose as loose.

    Do you see the pattern between base and leading whitespace?

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