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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_square#Types_of_magic_squares_and_their_construction

given a 3x3 block with 3 numbers inserted

e.g.

|2|_|_|

|_|_|6|

|_|3|_|

How would I solve this magic square? Is there a pattern for this?

The method in wikipedia only applies when it starts with the 1. What if it's something like the above?

I have something that I cannot figure out in my notes. My instructor labeled some possible magic squares below...

she labeled these four as 4 folder reflection

|6|1|8|

|7|5|3|

|2|9|4|

|4|9|2|

|3|5|7|

|8|1|6|

|2|7|6|

|9|5|1|

|4|3|8|

|8|3|4|

|1|5|9|

|6|7|2|

then labeled this one below a two step found(i think it's called found can't make out the words)

|6|1|8|

|7|5|3|

|2|9|4|

then label this one below a 4 step found

|4|9|2|

|3|5|7|

|8|1|6|

and labeled this one below a 6 step found

|6|7|2|

|1|5|9|

|8|3|4|

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