hello friends i need help in c++ programe i want to print the diamond of the type shown in picture any one help me in this regards............................

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cout << "    *    " << endl;
cout << "  * * *  " << endl;
cout << "* * * * *" << endl;
cout << "  * * *  " << endl;
cout << "    *    " << endl;


Hmm, not bad, but according to the OP's drawing could it not be something like this?

cout << "       /|\\ " << endl;
cout << "      / | \\ " << endl;
cout << "     / *|* \\ " << endl;
cout << "    / * | * \\ " << endl;
cout << "   / * *|* * \\ " << endl;
cout << "  / * * | * * \\ " << endl;
cout << " / * * *|* * * \\ " << endl;
cout << "< * * * | * * * >" << endl;
cout << " \\ * * *|* * * / " << endl;
cout << "  \\ * * | * * / " << endl;
cout << "   \\ * *|* * / " << endl;
cout << "    \\ * | * / " << endl;
cout << "     \\ *|* / " << endl;
cout << "      \\ | / " << endl;
cout << "       \\|/ " << endl;


you should use loop instead of large cout

@basit_3: We know..., you should read between the lines. :)

oh i see thankx