3Steps to solving double-even magic squares Fill in numbers 1 through n2, right to left, beginning at the bottom corner.When you reach the end of the first row, continue numbering beginning on the right side of the next row17161514131211109
4Steps to solving double-even magic squares Divide your grid into 16 mxm grids.To find m: n2/16The 4 mxm corner squares the 4 mxm inner squares will not change.We will work on the left over rectangles.
5Steps to solving double-even magic squares Now we’re going to reflect the the rectangles to the opposite side.We have now completed the square. We can check it by computing the sum of the rows, columns, and diagonals.
7Using de la Loubere method Odd Magic SquaresUsing de la Loubere method
8Steps to solving odd magic squares 31404921120If there is a number blocking the next corresponding square, place the number directly below the last placed number and continue numbering.Begin by placing 1 in the middle square of the first row.3913048101928We will place the following numbers in the squares diagonally above and to the right.477918272938Special Rule!! When you reach the top, right corner square, place the next number in the square directly below it.681726353746If there isn’t a column available for a number to be placed, move it to the last square of the corresponding column.34364514162551524334244413Continue numbering through the diagonal.2332414331221If there isn’t a row available for a number to be placed, move it to the first square of the corresponding row.22