imagine that the stars are elements of a char array what you get?

1) array -->(9,14)

2) array--->(8,14)


one way is to make an array and fill it with the stars and print it.

another way is to use for loops (check the size of the arrays above)
then you split the pattern line per line
and for 2) you say
Code:
for (int i=0;i<8;i++){//lines
String outputString=.....
..........
System.out.println(outputString);
}
now split the line into parts.
i=1 ---> "* *" print 1 * ,then print 12 spaces,then print 1 * (=1+12+1=14 characters)
i=2----> " * * " print 1 space,then 1 *,then 10 spaces,then print 1 *,then print 1 space =14 chars
i=3----->" * * " print 2 spaces,then 1 *,then 8 spaces then 1*,then print 2 spaces =14 chars

......
do all of this and find the logic and finally the way to do it.

send your tries here to help you.
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