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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

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

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?

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The Magic Square

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

The Job Field
• After a degree, three years experience and knowledge of the “Magic Square”, you could be earning:
• \$90,000

The Magic Square