The following is a magic square: each row, column and diagonal add to 34, all of the numbers 1 to 16 appear exactly once. Find the missing numbers.

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    $\begingroup$ Whoever thinks this is easy - on the standard 4x4 magic square, either 1 and 8 or 1 and 3 are in the same row or column. $\endgroup$
    – Quintec
    Commented Jan 29, 2018 at 18:59

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I think this was not very difficult.

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  • $\begingroup$ Well done. Is there any particular method you used or was it just trial-and-error? $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 30, 2018 at 8:43
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    $\begingroup$ @user2882061, there are methods to solve magic squares, triangles, stars, cubes etc. $\endgroup$
    – Seyed
    Commented Jan 30, 2018 at 11:17

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