Super Mario - Editorial

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Author: [Siddharth Jha]
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DIFFICULTY:

SIMPLE

PREREQUISITES:

Loops

PROBLEM:

Everyone here would have played Super Mario game. Mario has been assigned to save the princess who is stuck at Nth floor and Mario is M meters apart from princess, Mario has to build a staircase using the boxes lying around. Each box is of 1 meter length and Mario can only jump 1 meter high.

QUICK EXPLANATION:

Outward loop had to be incremented from
0 to N and inner loop had to be increased from 0 to i. To reach the princess mario had to be x meters apart and princess had to exactly at xth floor, which means N=M

SOLUTIONS:

Setter's Solution
#include <iostream>

using namespace std;

void print (int row,int column) {
    for (int i=0; i<=row; i++) {
        for (int j=0; j<i; j++)
            cout <<"*";
        cout << "\n";
    }  
}

int main () {
    int N,M;
    cin >> N >> M;
    print(N,M);
}