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Fifty-fifty (Posted on 2016-02-05) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Let n be an even positive integer. Write the numbers 1;2; ... ,n^2 in the squares of an nxn grid so that the 1st row, from left to right, is 1, 2, 3, ,...n and each row represents the continuation of the previous.

Color the numbers so that half of them in each row and in each column are red and the other half are black.

Prove that for each coloring, the sum of the red numbers equals to the sum of the black numbers.

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SolutionSolutionBrian Smith2016-02-05 09:53:41
Some Thoughtspossible approachbroll2016-02-05 09:10:36
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