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Thread: beginer neeeds helppppp!

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    Default beginer neeeds helppppp!

    // Rectangle.java - This program prints the outline of a rectangle with 4 asterisks
    // across and 6 asterisks down.
    // Input: None.
    // Output: Prints the outline of the rectangle.

    public class Rectangle
    public static void main(String args[])

    final int NUM_ACROSS = 4; // Number of asterisks to print across.
    final int NUM_DOWN = 6; // Number of asterisks to print down.
    int row; // Loop control for row number.
    int column; // Loop control for column number.

    // This is the work done in the detailLoop()
    for(row=1; row<=NUM_ACROSS; row++){

    for(column=1; NUM_DOWN>5; column++){


    // Write a loop to control the number of rows.
    // Write a loop to control the number of columns
    // Decide when to print an asterisk in every column.

    // Decide when to print asterisk in column 1 and column 4.

    // Decide when to print a space instead of an asterisk.
    System.out.print(" ");
    // Figure out where to place this statement that prints a newline.

    // This is the work done in the endOfJob() method

    } // End of main() method.

    } // End of Rectangle class.

    I dont know how to do the rest they say use an if statement to determine when to print an asterisk so that you can have a rectangle at the end but i cant figure it out im not sure if my loops are even right. can someone explain and show how this is done using this code that is on here. the loops i have added but thats all. in the course im taking this is all that i can use.

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    Default Re: beginer neeeds helppppp!

    Please use the code tags to make your code readable by human eyes. You mention you don't know how to do the rest, so forget the code for a moment - if you were to do this by hand, how would you do it? Write the steps down, and there's your algorithm. Next, translate that into code, breaking the algorithm down and working on it one step at a time
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