Sorry for taking so long but I've come up with a puzzle that I'm not sure is solvable but maybe you can help me with it?
Okay, at least a hundred of us know the traditional magic square right? You just arrange numbers in a square grid so that each cell contains one number and each row, column and diagonal of the grid has numbers that add up to the same total.
But what we take a 5x5 grid and remove the middle cell?
Now here's the question,
Is it possible to arrange all the numbers 1 to 24 (no decimals of course) so that:
1) Each cell has only one number inside it
2) Every straight line of 5 cells has numbers that add up to the same total
If it's possible, how is it done? And if no such grid exists, why?
(If you're ever feeling confused about rule 2, just refer to the image below this sentence.)