## CCC '01 J1 - Dressing Up

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Points: 3
Time limit: 2.0s
Memory limit: 256M

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##### Canadian Computing Competition: 2001 Stage 1, Junior #1

It is important to keep our computers safe and clean. Some people feel that computers should be well-dressed, also. For this question, you will write a program to print out a bow tie on the computer screen.

Your program should take as input the height of the bow tie, where is an odd positive integer greater than or equal to 5. A bow tie with rows (and columns) should then be printed using the pattern shown below in the sample output.

#### Input Specification

One line containing integer . You may assume that all input data will be valid.

#### Sample Input 1

5

#### Sample Output 1

*        *
***    ***
**********
***    ***
*        *

#### Sample Input 2

7

#### Sample Output 2

*            *
***        ***
*****    *****
**************
*****    *****
***        ***
*            *

• commented on Feb. 5, 2024, 11:01 p.m. edited

for those who are stuck on this question: split the tie into 3 parts:upper part, middle, and lower part for the middle part, it's just the whole line in the middle an easy way to solve the upper and lower part is to create 2 variables! also remember the while true function

• commented on Feb. 15, 2024, 2:19 a.m.

wow i thought id get way more downvotes than just 1

• commented on Feb. 15, 2024, 3:05 p.m.

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• commented on Aug. 29, 2022, 8:20 p.m.

what if the input is an even number

• commented on Aug. 30, 2022, 3:18 p.m. edited

It says that has to be an odd positive number on the third line so you will never get an even number.

• commented on Jan. 6, 2023, 6:07 a.m.

sorry

• commented on July 3, 2020, 9:06 p.m.

My handsome little computer is getting fancy

• commented on Dec. 2, 2021, 9:14 p.m.

lol

• commented on June 3, 2020, 12:24 a.m.

Wow I just made the world's most useless program

• commented on Oct. 13, 2016, 12:01 a.m.

When I test my code off of the website, it displays the proper output, yet when it's published to the website, I get WA three times in a row. Does my output have to be printed all at once, or can each line be printed separately? I'm not sure if that is the problem.

• commented on Oct. 13, 2016, 12:32 a.m.

You're printing an extra blank line both before the bowtie and after.