Explanation of the 5x5 (pan)magic square
Read on webpage 'Explanation' the secrets of the 5x5 (pan)magic square.
The construction methods of the 5x5 magic square are:
With the first five methods you can construct simple, symmetric magic squares.
With the shift method you can construct a panmagic square.
Most magic 5x5 square is panmagic and symmetric (= ultra magic).
Learn also how to construct a 3x3 in 5x5 & concentric magic square [with diamond]
It is also possible to construct a (not pure) magic square with a randomly chosen magic sum.