Diagonal method of Yang Hui

 

A ‘trick’ to construct the 3x3 magic square is the diagonal method of Yang Hui:

  

                                                3x3 magic square

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

2

 

 

 

4

9

2

7

 

5

 

3

 

 

3

5

7

 

8

 

6

 

 

 

8

1

6

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

You can use this method to construct magic squares of odd order from 3x3 to infinite and you get symmetric (but not pan)magic squares.

 

 

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