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Yuan Dynasty
Double Six Magic Square

The iron plate shown on the previous page was used to ward off evil spirits. The plate itself contains one of those delightful mathematical puzzles that keep people scratching their heads. If you add any of the columns or any of the rows, the total will be 111. Further, it works for the diagonals, too!

Note from a London reader of the website: There is a 4x4 so-called panmagic square at the centre of this square.

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Last update: March 2010
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