Knight movement method

 

Put digit 1 in the middle of the top row. Put the digits 2 up to n (= lenght of the square) each time (using a chess knight movement) 1 cell to the right and 2 cells down. Put digit n+1 below digit n. Put the digits n+2 up to 2n each time 1 cell to the right and 2 cells down. Put digit 2n+1 below digit 2n. Etcetera ...

 

 

                                     3x3 magic square

 

1

 

   

8

1

6

3

 

 

   

3

5

7

4

 

2

   

4

9

2

 

 

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

 

 

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