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A Magic Square is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Curious Village.

Puzzle

You need to solve this magic square in order to proceed.

A magic square is a set of numbers organized in a square so that adding any string of three numbers, be they horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, results in the same total.

One and two have already been placed on the square for you. Complete the rest of the square to open the lock.

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

If you have the patience to experiment with all seven numbers, you'll run across the right answer eventually.

On the other hand, not everyone has the patience to do that, so here's a hint. The number five goes in the center space.

Still having trouble?

All right then, here's a big hint for you.

The sum of each horizontal, vertical, and diagonal pillar is 15.

You know that the number five goes in the center space. You also know that the sum of each string of numbers is 15. Fifteen minus five is 10, so each pair of numbers that surrounds five should add up to 10. Pair one with nine, two with eight, and so forth.

Follow this principle as you arrange your numbers, and the answer is yours.


Solution

Incorrect

Not quite.

Remember, the magic square isn't complete until all vertical, horizontal, and diagonal sets of numbers add up to the same total.

You'll just have to try again!

Correct

Excellent!

Any three numbers aligned horizontally, vertically, or diagonally should add up to 15.

Magic squares have been around for thousands of years. The earliest record of a magic square dates back to 650 BC in ancient China.

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