7th grader wanting to find solution to magic square: Also 5 x 5 magic square using the integers from 9 to +15. The total of each row, column, and diagonal should be 15. Thanks Hi,I'll show you a method to construct a 3x3 magic square that should work for 4x4 and 5x5 squares. I will place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the square and the sum of each row, column and diagonal will be 15.
The procedure has three steps. 8 4 3 7 6 2 4 8 3 2 7 6 Now the first column sums to 15. Interchange the 6 and 7 in the last row. 4 8 3 2 6 7 Now the row sums and column sums are all 15. 9 1 5 2 6 7 Interchange the second and third columns. 9 5 1 2 7 6
If you want a 3x3 magic square constructed from the numbers from 2 to 6 with the row, column and diagonal sums of 6 just subtract 3 from each of the numbers in the magic square above. 6 2 2 1 4 3 Penny
