# Java Program to Print Star Pascal's Triangle

In this article, we will understand how to print star Pascal’s triangle. The Pascal’s triangle is formed by using multiple for-loops and print statements. All values outside the triangle are considered zero (0). The first row is 0 1 0 whereas only 1 acquire a space in Pascal’s triangle, 0s are invisible. The second row is acquired by adding (0+1) and (1+0). The output is sandwiched between two zeroes. The process continues till the required level is achieved.

Below is a demonstration of the same −

Input

Suppose our input is −

Enter the number of rows in Pascal's Triangle : 8

Output

The desired output would be −

Suppose our input is −

Enter the number of rows in Pascal's Triangle : 8
The Pascal's Triangle :
1
1 1
1 2 1
1 3 3 1
1 4 6 4 1
1 5 10 10 5 1
1 6 15 20 15 6 1
1 7 21 35 35 21 7 1
1 8 28 56 70 56 28 8 1

## Algorithm

Step 1 - START
Step 2 - Declare three integer values namely i, j and my_input
Step 3 - Read the required values from the user/ define the values
Step 4 - Define a function ‘factorial()’ to compute the factorial of two numbers and a function ‘Combination()’ to compute combination of two numbers
Step 5 - We iterate through two nested 'for' loops to get space between the characters.
Step 6 - After iterating through the innermost loop, we iterate through another 'for' loop. This will help Combination values of ‘i’ and ‘j’.
Step 7 - Now, print a newline to get the specific number of Combination values of ‘i’ and ‘j’ in the subsequent lines.
Step 8 - Display the result
Step 9 - Stop

## Example 1

Here, the input is being entered by the user based on a prompt. You can try this example live in our coding ground tool .

import java.util.Scanner;
public class PascalsTriangle {
static int factorial(int my_input) {
int factors;
for(factors = 1; my_input > 1; my_input--){
factors *= my_input;
}
return factors;
}
static int combination(int my_input,int r) {
return factorial(my_input) / ( factorial(my_input-r) * factorial(r) );
}
public static void main(String args[]){
System.out.println();
int my_input, i, j;
my_input = 5;
System.out.println("Required packages have been imported");
Scanner my_scanner = new Scanner(System.in);
System.out.println("A reader object has been defined ");
System.out.print("Enter the number of rows in Pascal's Triangle : ");
my_input = my_scanner.nextInt();
System.out.println("The Pascal's Triangle : ");
for(i = 0; i <= my_input; i++) {
for(j = 0; j <= my_input-i; j++){
System.out.print(" ");
}
for(j = 0; j <= i; j++){
System.out.print(" "+combination(i, j));
}
System.out.println();
}
}
}

## Output

Required packages have been imported
A reader object has been defined
Enter the number of rows in Pascal's Triangle : 8
The Pascal's Triangle :
1
1 1
1 2 1
1 3 3 1
1 4 6 4 1
1 5 10 10 5 1
1 6 15 20 15 6 1
1 7 21 35 35 21 7 1
1 8 28 56 70 56 28 8 1

## Example 2

Here, the integer has been previously defined, and its value is accessed and displayed on the console.

public class PascalsTriangle {
static int factorial(int my_input) {
int factors;
for(factors = 1; my_input > 1; my_input--){
factors *= my_input;
}
return factors;
}
static int combination(int my_input,int r) {
return factorial(my_input) / ( factorial(my_input-r) * factorial(r) );
}
public static void main(String args[]){
System.out.println();
int my_input, i, j;
my_input = 8;
System.out.println("The number of rows in Pascal's Triangle is defined as " +my_input);
System.out.println("The Pascal's Triangle : ");
for(i = 0; i <= my_input; i++) {
for(j = 0; j <= my_input-i; j++){
System.out.print(" ");
}
for(j = 0; j <= i; j++){
System.out.print(" "+combination(i, j));
}
System.out.println();
}
}
}

## Output

The number of rows in Pascal's Triangle is defined as 8
The Pascal's Triangle :
1
1 1
1 2 1
1 3 3 1
1 4 6 4 1
1 5 10 10 5 1
1 6 15 20 15 6 1
1 7 21 35 35 21 7 1
1 8 28 56 70 56 28 8 1