Magic Squares

The idea of a magic square is a square grid of cells with numbers written into each cell in such a way that the numbers in each horizontal row and vertical column, as well as each diagonal add up to the same number.

It has the following magic properties:-

sums of rows = sum of columns = sum of diagonals.

It has the following magic properties:-

sums of rows = sum of columns = sum of diagonals.

3x3 Magic Square

In a 3x3 magic square the numbers 1 to 9 are arranged in the cells of a 3x3 square so that the sum of each row and column and both diagonals are equal and add up to 15. There are eight possible solutons. Each solution will have a 5 in the center and an even number at each corner.

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