Displaying a set of patterns

Hi all,

I need to write pseudo-codes for these 2 patterns.

I did execute the program in C++,it displays it like:

*

**

***

****

*****

******

but I am unable to display where there are the same amount of asterisks, I highlight them in red. I am unable to make it work well where the same amount of asterisks is being repeated on the 2 rows.

I am placing my pseudocodes too.

The pattern has the following format:

1.

*

**

***

****

****

******

*******

2.

*******

******

*****

*****

****

***

**

*

Pseudo:

**1. For the ascending pattern:**

declare variables x,y,a as integers

read a

for x=0 to a increment x by 1

begin

for y=0 to x increment y by 1

begin

display "*"

end for

end for

**2. For the descending pattern:**

declare variables x,y,a as integers

read a

for x=0 to a-1 decrement x by 1

begin

for y=0 to x increment y by 1

begin

display "*"

end for

end for

Plz I would like to have some suggestions to what I post..

I am in a hurry to fix it. :cool:

Thanks