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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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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"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." Dr. Seuss

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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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!)

Joined:Sep 2006Posts:8,098Posted: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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Joined:Sep 2006Posts:8,098Reply Posted: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!

Joined:Sep 2006Posts:8,098Reply Posted:Joined:Oct 2007Posts:9,958Reply Posted:Holy cow, Jan! Fourth grade Soduko? Don't tell DD that you cheated...LOL!

Joined:May 2008Posts:3,329Reply Posted: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!

My "Babies" are growing up!!!!Joined:May 2006Posts:20,735Reply Posted:She asked for help...she didn't cheat. lol. Remember? We don't procrastinate...we re-schedule. lol.

Nature is the 'Great Mysterious' ... the religion before religions. Peter Matthiessen, Indian Country

Joined:Sep 2006Posts:8,098Reply Posted:Joined:Sep 2006Posts:8,098Reply Posted:Joined:Oct 2007Posts:9,958Reply Posted:LOL! I can only echo Rossmom about the blain breed...(see what it did to my brain?)

Joined:Sep 2006Posts:8,098Reply Posted:Joined:May 2008Posts:3,329Reply Posted:OMG STOPPPPPPPPP you are killing me!!!!!!!!!! What is she in college?????? I thought 4th grade was like fractions or something (which are painful enough!)

My "Babies" are growing up!!!!Joined:Sep 2006Posts:8,098Reply Posted: