# Thread: [SOLVED] little help!

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## [SOLVED] little help!

little help?
this program displays
1
2 1
3 2 1
4 3 2 1
5 4 3 2 1
6 5 4 3 2 1

and i want the same numbers to align like this
1
2 1
3 2 1
4 3 2 1
5 4 3 2 1
6 5 4 3 2 1
Java Code:
```public class cc{
public static void main (String[]args){

int n = 6;

for (int i = 1; i<=n; i++){

[COLOR="SandyBrown"]for (int spa = 1; spa <= n-i; spa++)[/COLOR]

System.out.print(" ");

for(int j =i; j>=1; j--){

System.out.print((j <= 6) ? " "+j : " " + j);
}

System.out.println();
}
}
}```
i think i need to do something to this line>>>>>for (int spa = 1; spa <= n-i; spa++)

2. dang it man, you got to use more meaningful titles.
this is like your 5th "help me" title. it helps peps search for stuff on google if you make your title more meaningful.

just play around w/ the math.
for (int spa = 1; spa <= ((n*2)-i-i); spa++)

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3. oh that don't work when variable n>9.

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if user can set n > 9, we should use method Math.log10

Java Code:
```for (int spa = 1; spa <= ((n * (Math.floor(Math.log10(n)) + 2)) - ((Math.floor(Math.log10(n)) + 1) * i) - i); spa++)
{
System.out.print("x");
}

for (int j = i; j >= 1; j--)
{
for(int k = 0; k < (Math.floor(Math.log10(n)) + 2) - (Math.floor(Math.log10(j)) + 1); k++)
{
System.out.print(".");
}
System.out.print(j);
}```

5. i hate logs! YOU WON THIS ROUND MTYOUNG... actually, i think the op is only allow to change one line.

here's the complete working code from mtyoung's snippet.
Java Code:
```* REMOVED [I](to be added after thread is solved.)[/I]

public class cc{
public static void main (String[]args){
int n = 15;

for (int i = 1; i<=n; i++){
for (int spa = 1; spa <= ((n * (Math.floor(Math.log10(n)) + 2)) - ((Math.floor(Math.log10(n)) + 1) * i) - i); spa++)
{
System.out.print(" ");
}

for (int j = i; j >= 1; j--)
{
for(int k = 0; k < (Math.floor(Math.log10(n)) + 2) - (Math.floor(Math.log10(j)) + 1); k++)
{
System.out.print(" ");
}
System.out.print(j);
}
System.out.println();
}
}
}```
Java Code:
```S:\TMP>java cc
1
2  1
3  2  1
4  3  2  1
5  4  3  2  1
6  5  4  3  2  1
7  6  5  4  3  2  1
8  7  6  5  4  3  2  1
9  8  7  6  5  4  3  2  1
10  9  8  7  6  5  4  3  2  1
11 10  9  8  7  6  5  4  3  2  1
12 11 10  9  8  7  6  5  4  3  2  1
13 12 11 10  9  8  7  6  5  4  3  2  1
14 13 12 11 10  9  8  7  6  5  4  3  2  1
15 14 13 12 11 10  9  8  7  6  5  4  3  2  1```
Last edited by angryboy; 01-30-2009 at 09:47 AM.

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oh if does work for 9 thats fine because this is a fixed number.
sorry about the "help me" title ill try to be more creative next time. and thank you for your help!

Mr. angeryboy can you explain this ((n*2)-i-i); to me? a little confusing.
Last edited by PureAwesomeness; 01-30-2009 at 09:31 AM.

7. lol hey i'm a Mr.

n = 6; meaning 6 rows, 6 cols of space. so n* 2 is double that.

but to be honest, i just played around w/ the numbers a bit.

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