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DIY prime magic (Posted on 2012-01-13) Difficulty: 4 of 5
In a 4x4 magic square all rows, columns and the two main diagonals are distinct 4-digit prime numbers when read in either direction.

Create such a square.

Bonus (d4): same for order-5 magic square and 5-digit primes.

Based on L. E. Card,Patterns in Primes, JRM 1:2, 1968, pp .93-99,

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From the computer -semi-spoiler | Comment 1 of 10
I had been working on a problem when this was posted for review.  I was surprised at how little I had to change my listing to resolve this.

The final output was 8 solutions but upon examination those were in fact rotations and reflections of just one.

My solution has 4x1, 1x2, 4x3, 2x5,1x7, 1x8 and 3x9.

(I trust my listing was correct).


I can't get anywhere with the 5-order as my QBasic  won't compile to C++ under QB64

Edited on January 13, 2012, 7:19 pm
  Posted by brianjn on 2012-01-13 19:03:16

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