Pyramid of numbers and time complexity

i must print this pyramid with n=6 in C

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It is pretty typical on here for people to share a codepen / / jsfiddle example of what they have tried so that anyone helping has more of an idea of what help is actually helpful.

Please provide some example of what you’ve tried and I’m sure you’ll get more help.

Happy coding :slight_smile:

#include <stdio.h>
int main() {
   int i, space, rows, k = 0, count = 0, count1 = 0,x=0;
   printf("Enter the number of rows: ");
   scanf("%d", &rows);
   for (i = rows; i >= 1; --i) {
   	  if(x<(rows*2)) x+=2;
      for (space = 1; space <= i; ++space) {
         printf("  ");
      while (k !=x) {
         if (count <= rows) {
            printf("%d ", i+k);
         } else {
            printf("%d ", (i + k - 2 * count1));
      count1 = count = k = 0;
   return 0;

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What errors are you seeing? How does your output compare to the expected output?

the code is giving this output:
6 5
5 6 5 4
4 5 6 5 4 3
3 4 5 6 5 4 3 2
2 3 4 5 6 5 4 3 2 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

Minor quibble - the compiler turns your code into machine code that your computer runs. The compiler is not making the output of the program. Your code makes that output.

It looks like an off by one error. Where are you calculating the decreasing values for the right side of the row?

Some comments and more descriptive variable names would help a lot.

while (k !=x) {
         if (count <= rows) {//for the left side
            printf("%d ", i+k);
         } else {// for the right side
            printf("%d ", (i + k - 2 * count1));

i can’t find the formula for calculating the right side

The simple fix would be to add 1 to this calculation here.

It worked. Thank you for helping me!

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