We have given a spiral matrix of odd-order, in which we start with the number 1 as center and moving to the right in a clockwise direction.

**Examples :**

Input : n = 3 Output : 25 Explanation : spiral matrix = 7 8 9 6 1 2 5 4 3 The sum of diagonals is 7+1+3+9+5 = 25 Input : n = 5 Output : 101 Explanation : spiral matrix of order 5 21 22 23 23 25 20 7 8 9 10 19 6 1 2 11 18 5 4 3 12 17 16 15 14 13 The sum of diagonals is 21+7+1+3+13+ 25+9+5+17 = 101

If we take a closer look at the spiral matrix of n x n, we can notice that top right corner element has value n^{2}. Value of top left corner is (n^2) – (n-1) [Why? not that we move ant-clockwise in spiral matrix, therefore we get value of top left after subtracting n-1 from top right]. Similarly values of bottom left corner is (n^2) – 2(n-1) and bottom right corner is (n^2) – 3(n-1). After adding all the four corners we get 4[(n^2)] – 6(n-1).

Let f(n) be sum of diagonal elements for a n x n matrix. Using above observations, we can recursively write f(n) as:

f(n) = 4[(n^2)] – 6(n-1) + f(n-2)

From above relation, we can find the sum of all diagonal elements of a spiral matrix with the help of iterative method.

spiralDiaSum(n) { if (n == 1) return 1; // as order should be only odd // we should pass only odd-integers return (4*n*n - 6*n + 6 + spiralDiaSum(n-2)); }

Below is the implementation.

## C++

`// C++ program to find sum of ` `// diagonals of spiral matrix ` `#include<bits/stdc++.h> ` `using` `namespace` `std; ` ` ` `// function returns sum of diagonals ` `int` `spiralDiaSum(` `int` `n) ` `{ ` ` ` `if` `(n == 1) ` ` ` `return` `1; ` ` ` ` ` `// as order should be only odd ` ` ` `// we should pass only odd-integers ` ` ` `return` `(4*n*n - 6*n + 6 + spiralDiaSum(n-2)); ` `} ` ` ` `// Driver program ` `int` `main() ` `{ ` ` ` `int` `n = 7; ` ` ` `cout << spiralDiaSum(n); ` ` ` `return` `0; ` `} ` |

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## Java

`// Java program to find sum of ` `// diagonals of spiral matrix ` ` ` `class` `GFG ` `{ ` ` ` `// function returns sum of diagonals ` ` ` `static` `int` `spiralDiaSum(` `int` `n) ` ` ` `{ ` ` ` `if` `(n == ` `1` `) ` ` ` `return` `1` `; ` ` ` ` ` `// as order should be only odd ` ` ` `// we should pass only odd-integers ` ` ` `return` `(` `4` `* n * n - ` `6` `* n + ` `6` `+ ` ` ` `spiralDiaSum(n - ` `2` `)); ` ` ` `} ` ` ` ` ` `// Driver program to test ` ` ` `public` `static` `void` `main (String[] args) ` ` ` `{ ` ` ` `int` `n = ` `7` `; ` ` ` `System.out.print(spiralDiaSum(n)); ` ` ` `} ` `} ` ` ` `// This code is contributed by Anant Agarwal. ` |

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## Python3

`# Python3 program to find sum of ` `# diagonals of spiral matrix ` ` ` `# function returns sum of diagonals ` `def` `spiralDiaSum(n): ` ` ` ` ` `if` `n ` `=` `=` `1` `: ` ` ` `return` `1` ` ` ` ` `# as order should be only odd ` ` ` `# we should pass only odd ` ` ` `# integers ` ` ` `return` `(` `4` `*` `n` `*` `n ` `-` `6` `*` `n ` `+` `6` `+` ` ` `spiralDiaSum(n` `-` `2` `)) ` ` ` `# Driver program ` `n ` `=` `7` `; ` `print` `(spiralDiaSum(n)) ` ` ` `# This code is contributed by Anant Agarwal. ` |

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## C#

`// C# program to find sum of ` `// diagonals of spiral matrix ` `using` `System; ` ` ` `class` `GFG { ` ` ` ` ` `// function returns sum of diagonals ` ` ` `static` `int` `spiralDiaSum(` `int` `n) ` ` ` `{ ` ` ` `if` `(n == 1) ` ` ` `return` `1; ` ` ` ` ` `// as order should be only odd ` ` ` `// we should pass only odd-integers ` ` ` `return` `(4 * n * n - 6 * n + 6 + ` ` ` `spiralDiaSum(n - 2)); ` ` ` `} ` ` ` ` ` `// Driver code ` ` ` `public` `static` `void` `Main (String[] args) ` ` ` `{ ` ` ` `int` `n = 7; ` ` ` `Console.Write(spiralDiaSum(n)); ` ` ` `} ` `} ` ` ` `// This code is contributed by parashar... ` |

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## PHP

`<?php ` `// PHP program to find sum of ` `// diagonals of spiral matrix ` ` ` `// function returns sum ` `// of diagonals ` `function` `spiralDiaSum( ` `$n` `) ` `{ ` ` ` `if` `(` `$n` `== 1) ` ` ` `return` `1; ` ` ` ` ` `// as order should be only odd ` ` ` `// we should pass only odd-integers ` ` ` `return` `(4 * ` `$n` `* ` `$n` `- 6 * ` `$n` `+ 6 + ` ` ` `spiralDiaSum(` `$n` `- 2)); ` `} ` ` ` `// Driver Code ` `$n` `= 7; ` `echo` `spiralDiaSum(` `$n` `); ` ` ` `// This code is contributed by anuj_67. ` `?> ` |

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**Output :**

261

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