CV095 - A Magic Square

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A Magic Square
Puzzle Number 095
Puzzle Name A Magic Square
Picarats Given 60 Picarats
Type Placement
Location Tower Floor 2
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This is the ninety-fifth puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must examine the lock on the bars. In order to solve this puzzle, you must arrange the numbers so that each horizontal, vertical, and diagonal add up to the same number.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    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.

Hint Two
    Still having trouble?

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

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

Hint Three
    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.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

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!

[edit] When Completed


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.

[edit] Solution


Arrange the numbers as shown.

[edit] Progress

3875 Picarats and 193 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 3 January 2016 at 23:13
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