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zigzag

Language/Type: C++ recursion
Author: Marty Stepp (on 2016/06/16)

Write a recursive function zigzag that accepts an integer parameter n and that prints out n characters as follows. The middle character of the output should always be an asterisk ("*"). If you are asked to write out an even number of characters, then there will be two asterisks in the middle ("**"). Before the asterisk(s) you should write out less-than characters ("<"). After the asterisk(s) you should write out greater-than characters (">"). For example, the following calls produce the following output:

Call Output
zigzag(1); *
zigzag(2); **
zigzag(3); <*>
zigzag(4); <**>
zigzag(5); <<*>>
zigzag(6); <<**>>
zigzag(7); <<<*>>>
zigzag(8); <<<**>>>

Your function should throw an int exception if passed a value less than 1. Note that the output does not advance to the next line.

Type your C++ solution code here:


This is a function problem. Write a C++ function as described. Do not write a complete program; just the function(s) above.

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