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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

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1. The Wonderful World of the Magic Square By Susan, Brian and Sylvia The Magic Square

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. The Magic Square with C++ The Magic Square

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