__Essay 3__
__MAGIC SQUARES__

**Magic Squares have been
around for a long time. Work with Magic Squares has been found
in ancient Chinese civilizations as well as in other cultures.
This page will demonstrate my experience with magic squares because
I have never worked with them until now.**

**A magic square is a set
of numbers inside of an nxn square whos rows, columns, and diagonals
all sum up to the same number.**

**This is a 3x3 magic
square. The sum of the rows, columns, and diagonals is 15.**

**How do we enter
the numbers into the magic square so that the sums come out equal?
Well, for a magic square with odd sides, here is what I figured
out:**

**You can use the
above method for any 3x3 or 5x5 or oddxodd magic squares. Some
more examples of 3x3's are below.**

**I am still working
on a pattern for evenxeven magic squares. However; below is a
4x4 magic square with the digits 1-16.**

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