problem creating program to the specific specification

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    What is your current code?
    well its basically the same as the first code in the first post, but I am struggling to change it so the triangle is upside down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushhour View Post
    well its basically the same as the first code in the first post, but I am struggling to change it so the triangle is upside down.
    So POST YOUR CURRENT code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushhour
    well its basically the same as the first code in the first post, but I am struggling to change it so the triangle is upside down.
    Yes, of course, but then I can tell you that the answer is basically the same as the code in the first post

    Let's see what you have tried.
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    Well I know it needs to be reversed somehow so that it prints fewer spaces in the first loop and more spaces towards the end of the loop. And the second loop to print more * in the beginning and less * towards the end of the loop. Im just having difficulty reversing it.

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    Think of a formula that relates the number of spaces and the number of stars on each line. For example, does the sum of the number of spaces and number of stars per line ever change?
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    Think of a formula that relates the number of spaces and the number of stars on each line. For example, does the sum of the number of spaces and number of stars per line ever change?
    Well is it something like this for example:

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    for(k = 1;  k<=i;k++)
    for the first loop and for example the second loop:

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    for(k=1;k<(n-i)*2;k++)
    tell me if i am heading in the right direction, then i can possibly do it
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    I have not checked if your formulae are correct, but yes, you are on the* right track since (n-i) in the second loop causes its number of iterations to decrease and i increases.

    * or I should say a right track, since there are other possibilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rushhour View Post
    But the thing is, I am stuck, and need advice from expert programmers. I joined this forum thinking I could get help. I find that I learn more when someone does it, and it helps me complete the other tasks set, if you get me. So please, just this once can you help me.
    you're stuck because you didn't put in any effort to actually learn what you're supposed to be learning.
    If you had you'd have had no trouble whatsoever writing a correctly working program on your own rather than scouring some book or website, finding something that looks similar to what you're supposed to do, and beg on some other website for people to "fix" it for you.

    With that attitude you'll never make it as a developer, but you might make it as a project manager.

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