Magic Square Jigsaws

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Drag the jigsaw pieces onto the frame so that the numbers form a magic square.

The sum of the numbers in each row, column and diagonal should be the same

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3 by 3 Magic Square

Magic Square

If the four by four magic square is too big for you why not try this smaller, easier puzzle.

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Perfect Magic Square

Perfect Magic Square

Arrange the sixteen numbers on the 4 by 4 grid to make a magic square.

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Transum.org/go/?to=perfectmagic

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Magic Square Puzzle

Magic Square Puzzle

Find all of the possible ways of making the magic total from the numbers in this four by four magic square.

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Transum.org/go/?to=magicsquarepuzzle

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Octagram Star

Octagram Star

Arrange the sixteen numbers on the octagram so that the numbers in each line add up to the same total.

The short web address is:

Transum.org/go/?to=octagramstar

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Level 1 - Three piece puzzle

Level 2 - Four piece puzzle

Level 3 - Five piece puzzle

Level 4 - Six piece puzzle

Level 5 - Seven piece puzzle

Level 6 - Eight piece puzzle

Level 7 - Nine piece puzzle

Level 8 - Ten piece puzzle

Perfect Magic Square - If you can do the jigsaw magic squares, this is your next challenge.

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