Puzzle #116: The Magic Card Frame

Yet another wonderful numbers puzzle from Alok Mittal’s Mathematical Circles class. Not too difficult, and yet a lot of fun!

Take 10 cards of the same suite from Ace (A) through 10, i.e. essentially numbers 1-10. Using each card exactly once, construct a card frame (like the one shown below), where each side adds up to the same number.

Puzzle 116 Graphic

Puzzle 116 Graphic

Happy arranging!

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3 Responses to Puzzle #116: The Magic Card Frame

  1. Chandu Karan says:

    10 1 5 4
    8. . . .7
    2 3 6 9

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