﻿ C : Pattern like pyramid containing odd number of asterisks

# C Exercises: Display the pattern like a pyramid containing odd number of asterisks

## C For Loop: Exercise-20 with Solution

Write a program in C to display the pattern like a pyramid using asterisk and each row contain an odd number of asterisks.

The pattern is as below:

```   *
***
*****
```

Pictorial Presentation:

Sample Solution:

C Code:

``````#include <stdio.h>

void main()
{
int i,j,n;
printf("Input number of rows for this pattern :");
scanf("%d",&n);
for(i=0;i<n;i++)
{
for(j=1;j<=n-i;j++)
printf(" ");
for(j=1;j<=2*i-1;j++)
printf("*");
printf("\n");
}

}
```
```

Sample Output:

```Input number of rows for this pattern :5

*
***
*****
*******
```

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## C Programming: Tips of the Day

You are seeing the ffffff because char is signed on your system. In C, vararg functions such as printf will promote all integers smaller than int to int. Since char is an integer (8-bit signed integer in your case), your chars are being promoted to int via sign-extension.

Since c0 and 80 have a leading 1-bit (and are negative as an 8-bit integer), they are being sign-extended while the others in your sample don't.

```char    int
c0 -> ffffffc0
80 -> ffffff80
61 -> 00000061
```
Here's a solution:
```char ch = 0xC0;
printf("%x", ch & 0xff);
```

This will mask out the upper bits and keep only the lower 8 bits that you want.

Ref : https://bit.ly/3vOLizM