Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares by i75pbs

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									                                     Magic Squares

                    Using the numbers 1 – 9, fill in the boxes below to
                    make a “magic square”. Each number can be used only
                    once and there must be the same sum horizontally,
  by Frank Murphy   vertically and diagonally.




Extra squares if you need them.
Ben Franklin’s Secret of the Magic square

                                                                    Check out the
                                      8     1      6                position of each
                                                                    number. Where is
                                                                    the smallest? the
                                      3     5      7                largest? etc.


                                      4     9      2


Does this pattern work for other sets of consecutive numbers? Experiment with the
following and then choose your own numbers for parts e and f:
a) 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13       b) 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18     c) 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17




d) 5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,     e)                             f)
45




Here is another Franklin Magic Square to study…

								
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