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Magic Square


Date: 5/16/96 at 20:28:1
From: Anonymous
Subject: How can I make a magic square?

I know nothing on the subject.


Date: 5/16/96 at 21:16:40
From: Doctor Jodi
Subject: Re: How can I make a magic square?

According to 

http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/%7Ehistory/HistTopics/Mathematical_games.html   

(where you can find a picture of a magic square)

Magic squares involve using all the numbers 1, 2, 3, ..., n to fill 
the squares of an n x n board so that each row, each column, and both 
main diagonals sum to the same number. They are claimed to go back as
far as 2200 BC when the Chinese called them lo-shu.  

You can find directions for making a 9-cell magic square at 
http://mathforum.org/alejandre/magic.square.html   

Let us know if you need any more help!

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