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Demystifying Benjamin Franklin’s Other 8-Square

Published Online: 09 Jun 2017
Volume & Issue: Volume 4 (2017) - Issue 7 (May 2017)
Page range: 21 - 27
Journal Details
License
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Journal
eISSN
2182-1976
First Published
16 Apr 2016
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

In this article, we reveal how Benjamin Franklin constructed his second 8 × 8 magic square. We also construct two new 8 × 8 Franklin squares

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