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    Default Re: Creating pyramids with for loops

    Most important advice you can get: don't shove all your code into the main method. Break it down into smaller chunks and put each of these into their own methods.
    main method {
        while user has not finished {
            get user choice
            if user selects c {
                call method to print normal pyramid
            else if user selects d {
                call method to print upside down pyramid
            }
            // etc
        }
    }

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    Default Re: Creating pyramids with for loops

    I would set up the for loops as follows: Have one outside loop, with two other loops nested inside it, calculating spaces and size of the tree:

    for ( ; ; ){     // Represents what row is being worked on
        for ( ; ; ){   // Represents the column for spaces
         // Print space(s)
        }
        // Make sure you decrement amount of spaces here
        for ( ; ; ) {  // Represents the column for the asterisks
        // Print asterisk(s)
        }
       // Begin a new line
    }
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    Default Re: Creating pyramids with for loops

    Hello jericajam.

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