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Thread: Stuck -- Loop Pattern

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    Default Stuck -- Loop Pattern

    I'm trying to produce this pattern, and I need help with my loop statements...

    -----1-----
    ----333----
    ---55555---
    --7777777--
    -999999999-

    public static void main(String[] args)
        { 
            for(int j = 1; j<=9; j=j+2)
            {
                for(int d=5;d>=1;d--)
                {
                    System.out.print("-");
                }
                for(int k=1; k<=j; k++)
                {
                    System.out.print(j); 
                }
                for(int d=5;d>=1;d--)
                {
                    System.out.print("-");
                }
                System.out.println();
            }        
        }

    My Output so far:
     
    -----1-----
    -----333-----
    -----55555-----
    -----7777777-----
    -----999999999-----


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    Default Re: Stuck -- Loop Pattern

    Well the problem is here
      for(int d=5;d>=1;d--)
    It's alway going to run 5 times. I see what your trying to do. yOu could if you were feeling clever write an algorithm so d is set to a value depending on j but you could just have a variable say count declared and set to 5 outside the loop and at the end of the loop decrease it by 1 and each time through set d=count.

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