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Magic squaresJust a thought.... Character is who you are when no one is looking. #2 20081111 20:11:31
Re: Magic squaresGood idea ... any one want to contribute ? "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #3 20081118 01:08:07
Re: Magic squaresHere's a 4x4 magic square of side total and diagonal total 34: Character is who you are when no one is looking. #5 20081119 17:09:05
Re: Magic squaresI think it would be a great idea for you to Author a page on Magic Squares, ganesh! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #6 20081119 19:55:54
Re: Magic squaresMathsIsFun, Character is who you are when no one is looking. #7 20081119 19:58:33
Re: Magic squaresSure, I can do that part! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #8 20081125 21:06:43
Re: Magic squaresMagic Squares However, magic squares can also be constructed using numbers 1+a to n²+a as given in the fifth magic square below which uses numbers from 2 to 10. In these cases, the side total or diagonal total of the magic square would be The simplest magic square is that of the order 3 x 3. This is because a magic square containing the number 1 with no other squares cannot be said to be a magic square. The next option, a magic square of the order 2x2 does not exist because, for a magic square, the side total should be equal for different combinations of numbers. For any consecutive four numbers a,b,c, and d, only a+d=b+c and there are no other equalities whatever combination is tried. Magic square 6 gives a magic square entirely comprising of prime numbers. Rudolf Ondrejka (19282001) discovered the following 3x3 magic square of primes, in this case nine Chen primes: Pictures 2 and 3 give you higher order magic squares such as 4x4, 5x5, and 6x6. I shall soon add bigger magic squares to the list. To MathsIsFun: Please feel free to edit any portion of the first part of the page I am posting. If there is anything of particular interest you'd like to be added on the page, please let me know. Character is who you are when no one is looking. #10 20090211 12:16:18
Re: Magic squaresGanesh: Sorry, I missed your post until now! I will get to work making it a web page soon "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #11 20090213 02:43:19
Re: Magic squaresThanks, MathsIsFun! Character is who you are when no one is looking. #13 20090213 07:37:32
Re: Magic squaresNice, St.DanMarius. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #14 20090215 08:44:22
Re: Magic squaresGanesh: do you think you could rewrite the start to be a little more funfriendly? Something like "Magic squares are amazing ... look at this one ... if you add up the numbers they always total to ..." "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #15 20090215 16:05:05
Re: Magic squaresSure, I shall, MathsIsFun! As a matter of fact, I wanted to rewrite the entire description...I shall do that in a million seconds from now, most certainly! I shall stick to the time limit this time Character is who you are when no one is looking. #16 20090215 16:35:34
Re: Magic squaresLOL "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #17 20090218 10:33:16
Re: Magic squaresI found a 12x12 magic square in a book I read the other day... maybe I'll find it and post it. Linux FTW #18 20090510 11:46:45
Re: Magic squares2 7 6 I'll be here at least once every month. XP 