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Magic SquaresWhat is special about the numbers in this woodcut (made by Albrect Durer in 1514): "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #2 20050603 18:16:01
Re: Magic SquaresLet me guess: they're the numbers from 116; [answer removed and Yes  You Are Right. MathsIsFun]! Last edited by MathsIsFun (20050603 18:28:39) #3 20050617 03:59:26
Re: Magic SquaresNO! I can't see some numbers! School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But  nobody's perfect, so why practice? #4 20050617 07:49:46
Re: Magic SquaresTop right, below the bell. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #5 20050617 16:44:47
Re: Magic SquaresYes, I see them, I just can't make out what some of the numbers are, for instance the one above four. Last edited by Roraborealis (20050617 16:45:46) School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But  nobody's perfect, so why practice? #6 20050617 18:19:25
Re: Magic SquaresSorry...did I spoil it for everyone else or did you remove it in time, MathsIsFun? #7 20050617 20:23:38
Re: Magic SquaresNot at all spoiled, justlooking, and anyway, you CAN solve them when you want! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #9 20050618 01:12:38
Re: Magic SquaresIs it because they all add up to 34 in each row? School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But  nobody's perfect, so why practice? #10 20050618 09:19:44
Re: Magic SquaresHow about the columns? And diagonally as well? "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #12 20050618 17:00:54
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Albrecht Dürer #13 20050618 18:56:26
Re: Magic SquaresEntschuldigung ! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #14 20050618 21:34:17
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I didn't know Zach was in the picture. HAPPY HAPPY, JOY JOY Fatboy Slim is the band of the 90s, thats if you want to call it a band because its really a one man name #16 20050619 17:49:23
Re: Magic SquaresHi akshay, that is a most elegant number. It is 2^4 and also 4^2. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #17 20050619 18:32:16
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I meant to say that, too. School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But  nobody's perfect, so why practice? #18 20050619 20:28:26
Re: Magic SquaresShows how long (1514) people have had a fascination with the magic of numbers. It stretches back much further of course to the Greeks, Arabsm Chinese, etc. But this is a great example. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #19 20050619 20:47:44
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sophisticated humour there I come back stronger than a poweredup PacMan I bought a large popcorn @ the cinema the other day, it was pretty big...some might even say it was "large Fatboy Slim is a Legend #20 20050620 02:44:26
Re: Magic SquaresOh, why don't you just leave Zach alone? Do you have a problem with his existence? Last edited by Roraborealis (20050620 02:44:40) School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But  nobody's perfect, so why practice? #21 20050620 03:28:03
Re: Magic SquaresIt's a natural human response to be like this when you're intimidated by someone. Boy let me tell you what: I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too. And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you. #22 20050620 18:42:31
Re: Magic SquaresI think they're just jealous of people who speak English. #23 20050623 06:47:12
Re: Magic SquaresI am sensing a sense of hostility towards myself and stewie right now. I come back stronger than a poweredup PacMan I bought a large popcorn @ the cinema the other day, it was pretty big...some might even say it was "large Fatboy Slim is a Legend #24 20050623 08:49:05
Re: Magic SquaresHostility? I hope not. I am thinking it is just light banter, or it gets deleted. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #25 20050701 18:35:25
Re: Magic SquaresWith Rod's magic square above (I see that it's gone missing) any 2x2 group of numbers in a quare that you pick also adds up to 34. Code:17 14 6 3 25 8 5 22 19 11 24 16 13 10 2 15 7 4 21 18 1 23 20 12 9 It is symmetrical around its centre square, which means if you pick any two numbers which are opposite, they will add up to twice the centre square. Last edited by justlookingforthemoment (20050701 18:41:24) 