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 PanMagic (Posted on 2007-03-02)
The grid to the left is cyclical over 4 rows and 4 columns. A 4 x 4 grid, when suitably selected and appropriately overlaid upon the left grid with their matching cells added, becomes a panmagic square.

 A B C D E F G H I P Q R S T U a 13 11 16 6 21 11 6 15 27 p 5 1 14 10 5 1 b 10 19 9 16 13 10 19 17 13 q 6 5 9 11 6 5 c 13 25 7 6 21 9 13 8 13 r 12 16 15 4 12 16 d 9 10 5 19 9 20 14 18 8 s 8 7 2 13 8 7 e 16 12 23 9 16 11 6 16 26 t 5 1 14 10 5 1 f 18 14 15 18 13 10 19 17 13 u 6 5 9 11 6 5 g 6 25 13 6 13 9 13 8 9 h 15 20 14 19 8 20 14 18 8 i 9 11 6 9 27 11 6 16 27 j 18 19 16 18 8 19 17 13 8
Tell me:
1. the magic constant of your grid
and
2. the two cells which overlapped to form the top left corner of your newly formed grid, eg: Bb and Qr.

That example, Bb and Qr above, would choose the subsets:

 Bb 19 9 16 13 Qr 16 15 4 12 35 24 20 25 25 7 6 21 + 7 2 13 8 = 32 9 19 29 10 5 19 9 1 14 10 5 11 19 29 14 12 23 9 16 5 9 11 6 17 32 20 22
of which the latter is NOT a magic square.

Oh! And be careful that any magic square chosen is in fact Pan Magic!

Other than rows, columns and major diagonals, the following arrangements, as well as their rotations also form the magic constant.

The following definition extracted from wikipedia applies here (and is demonstrated by the first two 4 x 4 grids above).

A panmagic square is a magic square with the additional property that the broken diagonals, i.e. the diagonals that wrap round at the edges of the square, also add up to the magic constant. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panmagic_square

 See The Solution Submitted by brianjn Rating: 3.0000 (2 votes)

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 computer solution | Comment 1 of 4

DATA  "13 11 16  6 21 11  6 15 27"
DATA  "10 19  9 16 13 10 19 17 13"
DATA  "13 25  7  6 21  9 13  8 13"
DATA  " 9 10  5 19  9 20 14 18  8"
DATA  "16 12 23  9 16 11  6 16 26"
DATA  "18 14 15 18 13 10 19 17 13"
DATA  " 6 25 13  6 13  9 13  8  9"
DATA  "15 20 14 19  8 20 14 18  8"
DATA  " 9 11  6  9 27 11  6 16 27"
DATA  "18 19 16 18  8 19 17 13  8"

DATA  " 5  1 14 10  5  1"
DATA  " 6  5  9 11  6  5"
DATA  "12 16 15  4 12 16"
DATA  " 8  7  2 13  8  7"
DATA  " 5  1 14 10  5  1"
DATA  " 6  5  9 11  6  5"

CLS

DIM g1(15, 15)

FOR i = 1 TO 10
FOR j = 1 TO 9
g1(i, j) = VAL(MID\$(l\$, 3 * j - 2, 2)): PRINT g1(i, j);
NEXT
PRINT
NEXT

FOR i = 1 TO 6
FOR j = 1 TO 6
g2(i, j) = VAL(MID\$(l\$, 3 * j - 2, 2)): PRINT g2(i, j);
NEXT
PRINT
NEXT

FOR c = 1 TO 9
FOR r = 1 TO 10
t = 0
FOR i = r TO r + 3
t = t + g1(i, c)
NEXT
below1(r, c) = t
NEXT
NEXT

FOR r = 1 TO 10
FOR c = 1 TO 9
t = 0
FOR i = c TO c + 3
t = t + g1(r, i)
NEXT
toRight1(r, c) = t
NEXT
NEXT

FOR c = 1 TO 6
FOR r = 1 TO 6
t = 0
FOR i = r TO r + 3
t = t + g2(i, c)
NEXT
below2(r, c) = t
NEXT
NEXT

FOR r = 1 TO 6
FOR c = 1 TO 6
t = 0
FOR i = c TO c + 3
t = t + g2(r, i)
NEXT
toRight2(r, c) = t
NEXT
NEXT

FOR r = 1 TO 10
FOR c = 1 TO 9
PRINT below1(r, c); toRight1(r, c); ",";
NEXT
PRINT
NEXT
PRINT

FOR r = 1 TO 6
FOR c = 1 TO 6
PRINT below2(r, c); toRight2(r, c); ",";
NEXT
PRINT
NEXT
PRINT

FOR r1 = 1 TO 10
FOR c1 = 1 TO 9
FOR r2 = 1 TO 6
FOR c2 = 1 TO 6
IF below1(r1, c1) + below2(r2, c2) = below1(r1, c1 + 1) + below2(r2, c2 + 1) THEN
IF below1(r1, c1 + 1) + below2(r2, c2 + 1) = below1(r1, c1 + 2) + below2(r2, c2 + 2) THEN
IF below1(r1, c1 + 2) + below2(r2, c2 + 2) = below1(r1, c1 + 3) + below2(r2, c2 + 3) THEN
IF toRight1(r1, c1) + toRight2(r2, c2) = toRight1(r1 + 1, c1) + toRight2(r2 + 1, c2) THEN
IF toRight1(r1 + 1, c1) + toRight2(r2 + 1, c2) = toRight1(r1 + 2, c1) + toRight2(r2 + 2, c2) THEN
IF toRight1(r1 + 2, c1) + toRight2(r2 + 2, c2) = toRight1(r1 + 3, c1) + toRight2(r2 + 3, c2) THEN
IF toRight1(r1 + 2, c1) + toRight2(r2 + 2, c2) = below1(r1, c1) + below2(r2, c2) THEN
PRINT r1; c1, r2; c2
FOR i = 0 TO 3
FOR j = 0 TO 3
PRINT USING "###"; g1(r1 + i, c1 + j) + g2(r2 + i, c2 + j);
NEXT
PRINT
NEXT
PRINT
END IF
END IF
END IF
END IF
END IF
END IF
END IF
NEXT
NEXT
NEXT
NEXT

is designed to look for a 4x4 square with merely the same row and column totals, without bothering to check the diagonals (neither the ordinary diagonals nor the special marked positions making a square PanMagic).

The significant part of its output is

` 3  2          2  2 30 16 17 27 26 20 23 21 19 25 22 24 15 29 28 18`
` 6  5          2  2 18 19 30 23 29 24 17 20 15 22 27 26 28 25 16 21`

which shows that such column and row matches occur in two places: row 3, column 2 of the larger grid and row 2 column 2 of the smaller grid being the top left corner of the 4x4 square which is the first; and row 6, column 5 of the larger, overlain by row 2 column 2 of the smaller to form the upper left corner of the second.

The first 4x4 is not PanMagic: each of its columns and rows adds to 90, but the 17+21+19+29 of a specified pattern add up to only 86, while each row or column adds to 90.

The second 4x4 does have the marked positions, as well as each row and each column adding to 90, and so is the needed solution.

Row 6, column 5, of the larger grid is Ef, and row 2, column 2 of the smaller grid is Qq.

1. magic constant = 90

2. Ef and Qq

 Posted by Charlie on 2007-03-03 00:44:17

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