 # Why does my for loop only input one value, why does it not loop?

I have this code here:

i = 0
j = 4

for number in range(7):
if i < 6:
print("* " * i)
i += 1

``````elif i > 3:
print("* " * j)
j = j - 1
``````

print(number)

Why does the elif statement not loop? Can someone help me here

Hello @jaivalpatel334243915 and welcome to the Codecademy Forums!

Please format your code according to this article. Remember than `elif` statements are only executed if the preceding `if` statement’s condition is not satisfied. You can use another `if` statement if you want both code blocks to be evaluated.

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You can use `j -= 1` rather than `j = j - 1`. They accomplish the same thing.

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I tried both ways but the output returns:

**

6

``````i = 0
j = 4

for number in range(7):
if i < 6:
print("* " * i)
i += 1

if i > 6:
print("* " * j)
j = j - 1

print(number)
``````

Why does it not print the second if?

Remember that when using range, you start from `0` and go to, in this case `7 - 1`, meaning that the `for` loop iterates a total of `6` times. Take a look at the value of `i` as you go through each line of code. Is `i` ever greater than `6`?

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Ohhhhhh Thank you Thank you ! Can you give me some tips on how to become better at for loops?

No problem! To get better, practice, practice, practice!

Here are a few resources you can use:

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Thank you very much !

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