Introduction to Magic Squares
by James Lap

[November 15, 2002]
 

 

Motivated by a game called the “Tower of Hanoi” played by the monks in Hanoi, Dr Lap found a game that he loves called - “Magic Square” in a book called “Lo Shu” in Beijing. The principle of the “Magic Square” is to arrange the numbers in any square that is equal or larger than 3 x 3 (units), and added up to the same magic number vertically, horizontally, and diagonally.  The simplest 3 x 3 Magic Square have 8 combinations.

 

 

 


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