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Volume 4, Spring 2003 Problem Sets
Problem Set #4 ( Click here for the solutions ).
1. A simple 3x3 magic square is a square in which all the integers from 1 to 9 are placed in a grid as shown below such that row sums, column sums, and diagonal sums are all equal to 15.
4 9 2
3 5 7
8 1 6

Make an anti-magic square, in which the row, column, and diagonal sums are all different.

Click here to download a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that has been programmed to aid in calculating Magic Squares.

Click here to see a web page describing a connection between chess and magic squares.

2. The digits from 0 to 9 have been used in the multiplication below. Fill in the missing numbers:
*02 x *9 = 1***8
3. Replace the letters below with single digits, so that the addition will be numerically correct.
MOM + MOM + NO = BOOK

 


 

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