3x3 magic square


The legend of the Lo Shu (= story of turtle Lo Wi)

Read about the famous and oldest known magic square. Read the story of turtle Lo Wi and learn the secrets about the 3x3 magic square.


Explanation on magic 3x3 square

Explanation is given to put the digit 5 always in the middle of the magic square and to put even digits always in the corners of the magic square.


Construction methods

The construction methods of the 3x3 magic square are:

You can use these 3 methods to construct odd symmetric (not pan)magic squares.