# Algorithm Help

## Homework Statement

In the given picture below

## The Attempt at a Solution

Im stuck after the begin
How can I carry out the printSpaces(j+1) if the value of j wasn't given???

Is there an error in the question or is there something that im not seeing :/

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gneill
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Looks like an error in the given algorithm unless the language automatically initializes all new variables to zero (or some other specified value).

If not defining j was an oversight on the question composer's part then you might state some assumed value for it and proceed to solve the problem using that value.

Thanks man

So if I assume that j starts at 0 the output would be:

-*--------*
***********

gneill
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Thanks man

So if I assume that j starts at 0 the output would be:

-*--------*
***********

Looks right to me!

Thanks alot man