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# Java program to print number star half diamond pattern type 4

## Print number star half diamond pattern type 4

Take input from user i.e number of lines required (N value) and starting ‘a’ value.Take two loops one for each line (say ‘i’) and other for each digit in a particular line (say ‘j’). i starts from 1 and j starts from 1.The program is divided into two sections for increment part (i.e first 4 lines) and decrement part (last 3 lines). Two separate i and j loops are written for each part. In first part i is from a to n and in the second part i is from (n-i) to a.Here ‘i’ loop is used to access each line from 1 to n and ‘j’ loop is used to print values in each line. j loop is executed until it reaches i value.Print ‘i’ value until the j loop reaches i value.Print the final value ‘i’ of each line and go to next line.Repeat the loop until the condition is failed. ## Algorithm

• Take input from user i.e number of lines required (N value) and starting ‘a’ value.
• Take two loops one for each line (say ‘i’) and other for each digit in a particular line (say ‘j’). i starts from 1 and j starts from 1.
• The program is divided into two sections for increment part (i.e first 4 lines) and decrement part (last 3 lines). Two separate i and j loops are written for each part. In first part i is from a to n and in the second part i is from (n-i) to a.
• Here ‘i’ loop is used to access each line from 1 to n and ‘j’ loop is used to print values in each line. j loop is executed until it reaches i value.
• Print ‘i’ value until the j loop reaches i value.
• Print the final value ‘i’ of each line and go to next line.
• Repeat the loop until the condition is failed.

## Code in Java

```import java.io.*;
class PrepInsta {
public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
int n, i, j, a;
System.out.print("Enter starting value:");
System.out.print("Enter N value:");
for (i = a; i <= n; i++) {
for (j = a; j < i; j++) {
System.out.print(i + "*");
}
System.out.println(i);
}
for (i = (n - 1); i >= a; i--) {
for (j = 1; j < (i - 1); j++) {
System.out.print(i + "*");
}
System.out.println(i);
}
}
}
This code is contributed by Shubham Nigam (Prepinsta Placement Cell Student)
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