The magic circle is a modification of the magic square, one form of which was devised by Franklin.
An infinite variety of puzzles may be made introducing new conditions into the magic square.
Make a magic square with nine consecutive composite numbers—the smallest possible.
There are eight ways of forming the magic square—all merely different aspects of one fundamental arrangement.
I believe such a magic square cannot be constructed in the case of any order lower than 8.
Our puzzle, therefore, resolves itself into forming a magic square with nine different prime numbers.
In Diagram A we have a magic square in prime numbers, and it is the one giving the smallest constant sum that is possible.
But, finally, he was brought to reason, and immediately on the display of the magic square the Boers ceased fire.
Taking up the magic square I asked Betty to repeat the formula for uncoding.
magic square A square that contains numbers arranged in equal rows and columns such that the sum of each row, column, and sometimes diagonal is the same. |