# Self-complement Magic Squares

## Description

If complementing a magic square results in another aspect of the square itself, the square is called self-complement(ary). These include the associative squares and squares in which all complement pairs are side-to-side, i.e., left-to-right or top-to-bottom, symmetric.

## Odd Order

All odd order self-complement magic squares are associative.

## Even Order

Doubly-even self-complement magic squares include associative and side-to-side symmetric; singly-even are only side-to-side symmetric, (there are no singly-even associative magic squares).

There are 352 order 4 self-complement magic squares, (48 associative, 304 side-to-side symmetric).

SelfComplementSquares makes side-to-side symmetric squares using the double border method:

• start with a side-to-side symmetric center bones of order 4 or 6
• repeatedly add double borders of side-to-side symmetric bones numbers

##### REFERENCES

Heinz, Harvey "Self-similar Magic Squares" http://www.magic-squares.net/Self-similar.htm.

Suzuki, Mutsumi "Magic Squares" http://mathforum.org/te/exchange/hosted/suzuki/MagicSquare.html