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    nested For loops

    Hey everyone,
    I feel like I've asked this question before, and I searched through all my posts and couldnt find it, so I may just be going crazy, and if not I apologize for the redundancy.

    So, I'm trying to use nested for loops to created a pyramid of X's,
    as in:
    XXXXXXX etc...the dots are there to be abe to format the triangle, I don't need them in the program...

    and I have the following code, but I have absolutely no idea how to insert the X's and I was looking for a push in the right direction NOT THE ACTUAL CODE...thanks a lot! <Helpless Chap

    //Chapter 3
    //Exercise 5
    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    int main()
    	const char X = 'X';
    	const char SPACE = '.';
    	unsigned int i;
    	for (i = 0; i < 21; i++)
    		for (int spaces = 0; spaces < 21; spaces++)
    			cout << SPACE;
    			if (spaces == 10)
    				cout << X;
    				//I want to use a for loop to print X to screen
    		cout << endl;
    	return 0;

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    Assume that you're using a monospace font.

    The nth row has (2n-1) Xs, by observation.
    The nth row also has N-n preceding spaces, where N is the number of Xs in the last row.

    Given n rows to be printed
    for i=1 to i=n
    	for j=1 to j=n-i
    		print space
    	for k=1 to k=2i-1
    		print X
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