A magic square in which the elements in each corner have the same sum. Dürer's magic square, illustrated above, is an example of a gnomon magic square since the sums in any of the four quadrants (as well as the sum of the middle four numbers) are all 34 (Hunter and Madachy 1975, p. 24).

# Gnomon Magic Square

## See also

Dürer's Magic Square, Magic Square## Explore with Wolfram|Alpha

## References

Hunter, J. A. H. and Madachy, J. S.*Mathematical Diversions.*New York: Dover, 1975.Stapleton, H. E. "The Gnomon as a Possible Link between (a) One Type of Mesopotamian

*Ziggurat*and (b) the Magic Square Numbers on Which Jaribian Alchemy Was Based."

*Ambix: J. Soc. Study Alchemy and Early Chem.*

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