### Making a multiplication table using while loop

I have been working on this homework problem for quite a while now and I just can't figure out how to get the program to print out more than one column/row. I followed the instructions in the program, but obviously I have done something wrong. Why does it stop after 1 loop? rowCounter is less than the constant MAX(5), so shouldn't it loop until it reaches 5?

 ``1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950515253545556575859`` ``````#include #include using namespace std; int main() { const int MAX = 5; // TODO: Declare a column counter, and // declare and initialize a row counter int columnCounter; int rowCounter = 1; // TODO: Remove comment symbols, and write outer loop for MAX rows while(rowCounter <= MAX) { // TODO: Initialize column counter for each row columnCounter = 1; // TODO: Write inner while loop for MAX columns while(columnCounter <= MAX) { // TODO: Display the next product (row * col) cout << rowCounter * columnCounter << "\t"; // TODO: Update the column counter columnCounter++; // TODO: Print a new line, and // update the row counter cout << "\n"; rowCounter++; } } // end of outer loop body cout << endl; cout << "\nDone for " << MAX << " by " << MAX << " table."<< endl; return 0; } /* 1 2 3 4 5 2 4 6 8 10 3 6 9 12 15 4 8 12 16 20 5 10 15 20 25 Done for 5 by 5 table */``````

 ``` 1 4 9 16 25 Done for 5 by 5 table. Press any key to continue . . .```
You seem to be incrementing the row AND column counters inside the loop; this isn't what you want. Can you see why?
Move the } at line 35 to line 30.

You want to end a row (cout << "\n") outside of the loop that prints the columns.
I got the program to work after Zhuge's response. Thanks, but I'm still trying to figure out why it matters if I have "rowCounter++;" inside the inner loop rather than in the outside loop.
Nevermind, I get it now. Thanks for the responses to help me understand it better.
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