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Thread: letter pattern

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    Default letter pattern

    Desired output-
    ***   *           *
    *   *  *  *   *  *       
    *   *  *     *    * 
    *   *  *           *  
    ***   *           *
    these are the separate codes for D and M,now how to combine them to get the desired output,pls help
    CODE FOR M
    class a
    {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
    int i,j;
    for(i=1;i<=5;i++)
    {
    for(j=1;j<=5;j++)
    {
     
    if(j==1 || j==5)
    System.out.print("*");
    else if(i==2 && (j==2 || j==4))
    System.out.print("*");
    else if(i==3 && j==3)
    System.out.print("*");
    else 
    System.out.print(" ");
    }
    System.out.println();
    }
    }
    }
     
    CODE FOR D
    class a
    {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
    int i,j;
    for(i=1;i<=5;i++)
    {
    for(j=1;j<=4;j++)
    {
    if(j==1)
    System.out.print("*");
    else if((j==2 || j==3)&& i==1)
    System.out.print("*");
    else if((i==2 || i==3 ||i==4) && j==4)
    System.out.print("*");
    else if((j==2 || j==3)&& i==5)
    System.out.print("*");
    else 
    System.out.print(" ");
    }
    System.out.println();
     
    }
    }
    }
    Last edited by severus1; July 4th, 2011 at 12:47 PM.


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    Default Re: letter pattern

    the second letter is M,the pattern couldnt be copy pasted correctly

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    Default Re: letter pattern

    Take a piece of grid paper and write down the pattern you want to print.
    Look at each line and see what is printed on that line. Count the spaces around the *s.

    Since the print & println work line by line, you'll have to print the first line of the first letter and the first line of the next letter and end with a println to move to the next line.
    Do the same for the next line: first letters stuff then next letters stuff then next line.
    Continue until the last line is printed.

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