I seem to be so close to the end of passing this assignment. My staircase seems to come out perfect, but when I go to check it with check50, I'm told that there appears to be something wrong with my spacing. If anyone could give a look at this and tell me what I'm doing wrong I'd really appreciate it.

#include <cs50.h>
#include <stdio.h>

int main(void)
    int height;
    int hashes;
    int spaces;

        height = get_int();
    while (height < 0||height > 23);
    int i;
    for (i = 0; i < height; i++)
        for (hashes = 0; hashes <= (i + 1); hashes++)
        for (spaces = (height - i); spaces >= 1; spaces--)
            printf(" ");
    return 0;

Your staircase has the stairs going down to the right. They're supposed to go up from the left. Perhaps a review of the assignment specification is in order?

There's a second problem lying in wait, but it's an easy fix so I'll let you find it.

You might also want to temporarily replace the space with a printable character for testing if you can't see the issue.

If this answers your question, please click on the check mark to accept. Let's keep up on forum maintenance. ;-)

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    Sorry for the late reply, I was away from wifi for two days and just now saw this. Let me start by saying thank you so much for this help! With the first mistake, I guess I was so caught up on making my program work that I didn't even realize that my semi-pyramid was facing away from the flagpole, and was in complete mirror mode. However, I don't think I would have ever considered that I was including one too many spaces! Thank you so much for the tip, I really enjoyed finding that problem out on my own and having to find a solution. Jun 26 '17 at 17:31
  • You're welcome! Your reply perfectly explains the exact reason why this forum promotes giving direction rather than simply giving the answers!
    – Cliff B
    Jun 26 '17 at 18:27

The problem is in the order of the loops for more internal you must change the order, secondly the third, and thirdly the second

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