Arrange the numbers in the green cells to make a magic
square.
The totals of each row, column and diagonal should be the same.
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Are there any other ways to make a magic square using these numbers?
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The totals of each row, column and diagonal should be the same. Try again.
1
2
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5
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9
The mean of the numbers one to nine's
positioned in the centre of four of the lines.
Topics: Starter  Arithmetic
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Here are the oldest magic squares we know of:
The Lo Shu square on the back of a small turtle in the centre, surrounded by the signs of the Chinese Zodiac and the Eight trigrams, all carried by a large turtle
This famous 4 by 4 magic square above can be seen in the picture below. Melencolia I is an engraving by the German Renaissance master Albrecht Dürer.
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