# Create a number pyramid that decreases in value but each iteration goes up by odd numbers We we’re tasked to create a number pyramid that decreases its value as as it goes down however each iteration repeats it by odd numbers. The output that I’m trying to aim is:

```    5
444
33333
2222222
111111111
```

But it doesn’t print the complete pyramid, only those numbers from 5 to 3 get printed.

Here’s the code that I used:

```import java.util.Scanner;

public class LoopExercise2 {

public static void main(String[] args) {
Scanner scan = new Scanner(System.in);

int rows = 5;

// row counter; total rows will be decided by the scanned input
for (int counter = 1; counter <= rows ; ++counter) {
//System.out.print("7");
// space counter before the number; creates the pyramid effect
for (int space = 0; space <= rows ; ++space ) {
System.out.print(" ");
}

// per iteration, prints an odd number of values
int n_counter = 0; // Initialize value to 0
while (n_counter != 2 * counter - 1) {
System.out.print(rows);
++n_counter;
}
// deducts 1 from the scanned input
rows--;
// prints a space to break the line
System.out.println();
}
}
}
```

Try this.

```public static void main(String[] args) {
int rows = 5;
for (int i = rows, j = 1; i > 0; --i, j += 2)
System.out.println(" ".repeat(i) + Integer.toString(i).repeat(j));
}
```

output:

```     5
444
33333
2222222
111111111
```