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# Homework ? Motzy's Magic Square

## Last post Dec 14, 2008 10:24 PM by Summer74 . 21 replies.

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• Homework ? Motzy's Magic Square

It's a 4x4 square, using the numbers 1-16, the magic number is 34.  The numbers 11, 6 and 4 are already given.  How do you figure out what numbers go where?  Is there a formula?  DD wasn't in class when this was gone over.  Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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4   _   _   _

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That's the same answer I got.  I was trying to see if there was an easier way than playing around with the numbers. Dd was getting frustrated having to arrange and then rearrange the numbers.  I can't believe that this was for 4th grade math!

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Summer74

I know I don't remember doing anything like that in 4th grade!
Summer74
....I haven't figured out the formula yet & I don't intend to lose sleep doing that tonight.
LOL!  Thanks for you help!
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Holy cow, Jan!  Fourth grade Soduko?  Don't tell DD that you cheated...LOL!

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oh my word, I should never have even looked at this .. I'm pretty sure I'm having a brain bleed now ... math makes me hurt!

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BlueDenim_MI
Don't tell DD that you cheated...LOL!

She asked for help...she didn't cheat. lol.  Remember?  We don't procrastinate...we re-schedule.  lol.

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rossmom229

oh my word, I should never have even looked at this .. I'm pretty sure I'm having a brain bleed now ... math makes me hurt!

ROTFLMAO!
BlueDenimMI
Holy cow, Jan!  Fourth grade Soduko?
Suduko is easier than this was, bd!  Like rossmom, it almost caused a brain bleed!  Poor dd was getting so frustrated.
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BlueDenim_MI
Don't tell DD that you cheated

I didn't cheat smarty pants!  I figured it out before I posted.  I was just hoping someone had a formula that I could show dd as to how to figure it out.  I wasn't going to give her the answer.  I'm a mean mom that makes her kid figure out the answer.
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LOL!  I can only echo Rossmom about the blain breed...(see what it did to my brain?)

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BlueDenim_MI
I can only echo Rossmom about the blain breed

Oh I thought it was dyslexia. LOL!
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Summer74

DS says that the sum of the rows of a magic square equals....

n (n^2 + 1) / 2

n times (n squared plus 1) divided by 2

Where n = number of rows in the n x n matrix.

OMG STOPPPPPPPPP you are killing me!!!!!!!!!!  What is she in college??????  I thought 4th grade was like fractions or something (which are painful enough!)

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• Re: Homework ? Motzy's Magic Square

Summer74

DS says that the sum of the rows of a magic square equals....

n (n^2 + 1) / 2

n times (n squared plus 1) divided by 2

Where n = number of rows in the n x n matrix.

Ok now not only is my brain bleeding but I think it just exploded just like in that movie Scanners!
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