## THE TROUBLESOME EIGHT.

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Magic Squares Problem.)

Nearly everybody knows that a "magic square" is an arrangement of

numbers in the form of a square so that every row, every column, and

each of the two long diagonals adds up alike. For example, you would

find little difficulty in merely placing a different number in each of

the nine cells in the illustration so that the rows, columns, and

diagonals shall all add up 15. And at your first attempt you will

probably find that you have an 8 in one of the corners. The puzzle is to

construct the magic square, under the same conditions, with the 8 in the

position shown.

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