Demystifying Benjamin Franklin’s Other 8-Square

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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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Mathematical Citation Quotient (MCQ) 2016: 0.05

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researchers in the fields of games and puzzles, problems, mathmagic, mathematics and arts, math and fun with algorithms

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