Magic square puzzles are one of the earliest types of number puzzles. We find early records of magic square puzzles coming from China and Arabia.
Other puzzle types, including sudoku, require similar skills to solve, making magic square puzzles a good introduction to the broader class of missing number logic puzzles.
A magic square has the property that the sum of the numbers in every row is the same value, and also the sum of the numbers in every column is that same value, and also the sum of the two diagonals is that same value. When solving a magic square puzzle, some of the cells will be blank and your challenge is to figure out what numbers go into those cells to make all of the row, column and diagonal sums equal. |