# Concentric Magic Squares

## Description

**Concentric Magic Squares** have nested centered sub-squares that are
all, (not normal), magic. The innermost nested sub-square of odd order concentric magic
squares is the order 1 square. The innermost nested sub-square of even order concentric
magic squares is an order 4 square.

The order 1 square is not concentric because it does not have a sub-square.

Order 4 squares are not concentric because the center 2x2 is not magic.

A special kind of concentric magic squares is known as
Bordered Magic Squares.
For even order, there are also Bordering Magic Squares.

## Odd Order

There are 174,240 order 5 concentric magic squares. These are
group 2 of the
Complement Pair Pattern Groups.

There are 3,835,791,613,181,952,000 order 7 concentric magic squares. Program
Order7Ccount.

## Even Order

There are 736,347,893,760 order 6 concentric magic squares. Program
Order6Ccount.

## Construction

Order5Special
makes the 174,240 order 5 concentric squares.

Order6CSample makes a
sample of the order 6 concentric squares.
Order6C makes the 4x4 center
squares and border groups for all the squares.