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Solution to Puzzle #34: Another Set of Magic Squares

I received only two correct answers, from Tishyaa Chaudhry and Smiti Mittal – both brilliant kids – well done! While brute force can help you arrive at the answer, the fun is in finding a method. The complete answer is … Continue reading

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Puzzle #34: Another Set of Magic Squares

I found this very nice set of number puzzles on the net on the following site – http://www.mathsphere.co.uk. The puzzle looks pretty innocuous, and by sheer brute and force, you can try to solve it, though it is not very … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #23: Yet Another Magic Square

….and the winner once again is….Ruchir Godura – He happened to be the only one this time to give a correct answer! Thanks to everyone who tried the puzzle. Here is a link to the video to explain the answer … Continue reading

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Puzzle #23: Yet Another Magic Square

I came across this rather interesting “magical” square – let’s see if you can figure out the trick behind this. This is good for all ages. In general, magic square refers to a grid of numbers where each row, column … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #4: Summing to 15

This was probably a more difficult problem that what I had anticipated this to be. I got much fewer responses for this compared the previous ones. This puzzle combined two different concepts – Magic Square using numbers 1-9 and the … Continue reading

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Puzzle #4: Summing to 15

This is a puzzle I discovered very recently, and really enjoyed it. Here it goes: There are 9 cards lying face up, with numbers 1-9 written on them. Ramesh and Mahesh start playing a game – they start picking up … Continue reading

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