In this shot, we will discuss how to use numbers to generate a left-angled triangle in Python. We can print a plethora of patterns with Python. The basic and only prerequisite is a good understanding of how loops work in Python.
Here, we will use a simple for
loops to generate a left-angled triangle with numbers.
A triangle is left-angled if and only if it has one angle equal to 90 degrees on its left side.
We will use 2 for
loops nested within an outer for
loop:
An outer loop: To handle the number of rows.
Two inner loops: One to handle the initial spaces and the other to print the integers.
# Number of rows rows = 5 # Iterating value for column k = 2 * rows - 2 # Loop through rows for i in range(rows): # Loop to print initial spaces for j in range(k): print(end = " ") # Updating value of K k = k - 2 # Loop to print the numbers for j in range(i + 1): print(j + 1, end = " ") print()
In line 2, we take the input for the number of rows (i.e. the length of the triangle).
In line 5, we create the iterating variable k
, which will be used later to handle the number of columns.
From lines 8 to 20, we create the outer for
loop to iterate through the number of rows.
In lines 11 and 12, we create the first inner nested loop to print the initial spaces.
In line 15, the value of k
is updated so that the output is a left-angled triangle, i.e., the characters are printed from right to left.
In line 19, we print j+1
, which results in an iteration from 1 (since j + 1) to the length of i
in each row. As i
keeps increasing with increasing rows, the numbers keep increasing as the line number increases.
In line 20, we use print()
outside the inner loops and inside the outer loop to move to the next line.
In this way, we can use numbers to generate a left-angled triangle in Python.
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