Informational Site NetworkInformational Site Network
Privacy
 
Home Top Rated Puzzles Most Viewed Puzzles All Puzzle Questions Random Puzzle Question Search


THE MAGIC STRIPS.





(Magic Squares Problem.)
I happened to have lying on my table a number of strips of cardboard,
with numbers printed on them from 1 upwards in numerical order. The idea
suddenly came to me, as ideas have a way of unexpectedly coming, to make
a little puzzle of this. I wonder whether many readers will arrive at
the same solution that I did.
Take seven strips of cardboard and lay them together as above. Then
write on each of them the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, as shown, so that
the numbers shall form seven rows and seven columns.
Now, the puzzle is to cut these strips into the fewest possible pieces
so that they may be placed together and form a magic square, the seven
rows, seven columns, and two diagonals adding up the same number. No
figures may be turned upside down or placed on their sides--that is, all
the strips must lie in their original direction.
Of course you could cut each strip into seven separate pieces, each
piece containing a number, and the puzzle would then be very easy, but I
need hardly say that forty-nine pieces is a long way from being the
fewest possible.


Read Answer





Next: EIGHT JOLLY GAOL BIRDS.

Previous: THE TROUBLESOME EIGHT.



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK




Random Questions

The Beanfeast Puzzle.
Money Puzzles
Chessboard Solitaire.
The Guarded Chessboard
The Clothes Line Puzzle.
Patchwork Puzzles
Boys And Girls.
Moving Counter Problem
Bridging The Ditch
THE SQUIRE'S CHRISTMAS PUZZLE PARTY
A Wonderful Village.
Unclassified Problems.
Curious Numbers.
Money Puzzles
Mary And Marmaduke.
Money Puzzles
The Perplexed Plumber
MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES
The Wrong Hats.
Combination and Group Problems
Setting The Board.
The Guarded Chessboard
The Dorcas Society
MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES
The Six Pawns.
The Guarded Chessboard
Queer Relationships.
Money Puzzles
The Coloured Counters.
Chessboard Problems