# Sum of both diagonals of a spiral odd-order square matrix

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) â€“ (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)] â€“ 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)] â€“ 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;` `}` |

## 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.` |

## 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.` |

## 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...` |

## 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.` `?>` |

## Javascript

`<script>` `// Javascript 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 program` ` ` `let n = 7;` ` ` `document.write(spiralDiaSum(n));` `</script>` |

**Output :**

261

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