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 ...

 

 

        1        
6                
          2      
  7              
            3    
    8            
              4  
      9          
      10         5

 

 

Symmetric 9x9 magic square

77 58 39 20 1 72 53 34 15
6 68 49 30 11 73 63 44 25
16 78 59 40 21 2 64 54 35
26 7 69 50 31 12 74 55 45
36 17 79 60 41 22 3 65 46
37 27 8 70 51 32 13 75 56
47 28 18 80 61 42 23 4 66
57 38 19 9 71 52 33 14 76
67 48 29 10 81 62 43 24 5

 

 

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

 

 

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