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Thread: Can't adjust width of the X.

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    Default Can't adjust width of the X.

    i had to draw an X shape with x's, i managed to do it but the problem is that i cant seem to figure out how to adjust the width of the "X". Can anyone help?
    public class JavaApplication9
    {
    public static void printX(int x)
        {
            char[] chars = new char[x];
            for (int i = 0; i < x; i++) 
                {
                    chars[i] = 'x';
                    chars[x - 1 - i] = 'x';
                    for (int j = 0; j < x; j++) {
                        if (j == i || j == (x - 1 - i)) {
                            continue;
                        }
                        chars[j] = ' ';
                    }
                    System.out.println(new String(chars));
                }
     
            }
        }
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    Current Output:
    when i run the program is run i can enter the height(in this case 6)
    x    x
     x  x 
      xx  
      xx  
     x  x 
    x    x
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    I also want to adjust the width. For example:
    xxx    xxx
     xxx  xxx
      xxxxxx
       xxxx
       xxxx
      xxxxxx  
     xxx  xxx
    xxx    xxx
    (something like that)


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    Default Re: Cant adjust width of the X

    Please post the program's current output and add an example of how you want to change the output and what you want it to look like.

    Also Please edit your post and wrap your code with
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    Also post code for testing the method.
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    Default Re: Cant adjust width of the X

    I tried to show all that you asked for, was it enough or do you need more detail?

    If you do, here are the directions i was given:

    Write a program, which can print out a letter 'X'. You, the programmer, choose the various parameters of 'X' (how tall and wide it is,
    how wide its 'legs' are.) (In other words, these parameters are fixed within the program. Your 'X' will
    be the same width and height each time your program is run.) Start this program on a new page.

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    Default Re: Can't adjust width of the X.

    Look at what prints on each line and find a relationship between what is on a line and what line is being printed.
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