Quiz Corner
Just as your body needs
exercises and work out our mind also needs exercises. Puzzles, riddles,
anagrams and other brain teasers help in this regard and sharpen our analytical
ability and creativity.
Over the last 4 years hundreds
of puzzles and anagrams have been compiled & posted in the Weekly Fraternity
Briefs and other ezines and groups. Selected items are presented here.
Some of them are mind boggling or tough but most of them are simple. One
does not have to be a mathematical wizard to solve them. Simple reasoning
would suffice in most cases.
Diabolic Magic
Square
A wonder of 12th Century
By clicking the number you would go to different puzzles.
But there is lot more. Keep on reading this page.
In a magic square
the sum of numbers in each row, column and in the two diagonals comes
to the same figure. In the above Magic Square that sum comes to 34. In
a Diabolic Magic Square a further condition is that the square should be
magic along the broken diagonals besides the two diagonals and columns.
In this magic square the sum of number in the six broken diagonals comes
to 34 in each case.
a) 15 + 9 + 2 + 8
= 34
b) 10 + 4 + 7 +
13 = 34
c) 3 + 5 + 14 +
12 = 34
d) 6 + 4 + 11 +
13 = 34
e) 3 + 9 + 14 +
8 = 34
f) 10 + 16 + 7
+ 1 = 34
Further,
cut it in 4 equal squares and the numbers in each square will add to 34.Furthermore,
can you see more squares within the big square, where the numbers add to
34?


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