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3 x 3 Magic Squares

  1. Mar 7, 2010 #1
    How would I generalized the set of all 3 x 3 magic squares?

    I don't know what to do this at all for this.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2010
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  3. Mar 7, 2010 #2

    Mark44

    Staff: Mentor

    Think about what characterizes a magic square: the sum of the elements across any row, down any column, or along either diagonal, is constant. If a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, and i are the elements (going left to right, and top to bottom), how can you characterize a magic square?
     
  4. Mar 7, 2010 #3
    a+b+c=d+e+f=g+h+i=a+e+i=g+e+c
     
  5. Mar 8, 2010 #4

    Mark44

    Staff: Mentor

    What about down the columns?
     
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