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The Wonderful World of the Magic Square. By Susan, Brian and Sylvia. What is a Magic Square. A magic square is a quadratic scheme of numbers which adds up vertically, horizontally and diagonally to the same sum Only the numbers 1 through n² can be used.

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The Wonderful World of the Magic Square

By Susan, Brian and Sylvia

The Magic Square


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What is a Magic Square

  • A magic square is a quadratic scheme of numbers which adds up vertically, horizontally and diagonally to the same sum

  • Only the numbers 1 through n² can be used.

    • Ex. If you have a 3x3 magic square your n will equal 3.

    • With this equation you can use numbers 1 through 3² (9).

  • Each number can only be used once.

The Magic Square


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Probability of the Magic Square

  • The probability of getting a “magic square” is (n²)!.

    • This is basically the factorial of the number of boxes in your square.

  • The Basic 3x3 magic square is 9!.

    • That’s one out of 362880.

  • What kind of business could use these odds?

TRY YOUR OWN MAGIC SQUARE

Visit:

www.dubster.com/math/

The Magic Square


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VIVA LAS VEGAS!

  • Las Vegas casinos use these mathematical odds for ½ of their slot machines

  • The TIC-TAC-TOE slots gives you a chance to match a vertical, horizontal, diagonal row for cash prizes.

  • Professor Caftori was unable to convince the board to take a class field trip to the local river boats for more hands on experience.

The Magic Square


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The Magic Square with C++

The Magic Square


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The Job Field

  • After a degree, three years experience and knowledge of the “Magic Square”, you could be earning:

  • $90,000

The Magic Square


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