This is very simple if you think in a simple manner.

A magic square is represented in a matrix form. May be all of you know this formula to satisfy magic square rule i.e. for size of matrix n*n sum of each row or column or diagonal should be n[n*n+1]/2.

means

Example: for order of magic square 4

Now Just think it in a programmitically way!!!

A magic square is represented in a matrix form. May be all of you know this formula to satisfy magic square rule i.e. for size of matrix n*n sum of each row or column or diagonal should be n[n*n+1]/2.

means

for n=3 , sum(row or column or diag) = 15You can say here n is order of magic square.

for n=4 , sum(row or column or diag) = 34

for n=5 , sum(row or column or diag) = 65

Example: for order of magic square 4

16 2 3 13

5 11 10 8

9 7 6 12

4 14 15 1

Now Just think it in a programmitically way!!!

Code: Cpp

void BuildMagicSquare()

{

int order=5,loop;

int MagicMat[5][5];

int SqrOfOrder = order * order;

int nCount=0, mid=order/2;

for(loop=1; loop<=SqrOfOrder ; ++loop)

{

MagicMat[nCount--][mid++] = loop;

if (loop % order == 0)

{

nCount += 2;

--mid;

}

else

{

if (mid==order)

mid -= order;

else if (nCount<0)

nCount += order;

}

}

}

like this