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Thread: Need help with programming exercise.

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    Default Need help with programming exercise.

    Hi, my name is Courtney and I'm a bit new to Java. I'm trying to do a few exercises but I'm getting stuck.

    Here is the first one.

    Write for loops to produce the following output:

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    Default Re: Need help with programming exercise.

    You'll need two loops, the outer for the number of lines you want to print.
    The inner one for printing the number of *s on that line.
    Do you see the relationship between the line number and the number of *s on that line?

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    Default Re: Need help with programming exercise.

    There is another cheap way of doing so. Use five print statements each one with different number of *s. I am not trying to do this for you but consider the fact that you have 1 * in the first row, 2, 3, 4, 5 consecutively. You also have 5 columns. Play around the two for-loops and you will be better at it.

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