12 Apr Ramanujan Magic Square
In recreational mathematics, a magic square of order n is an arrangement of n^{2} numbers, usually distinct integers, in a square, such that the n numbers in all rows, all columns, and both diagonals sum to the same constant. A normal magic square contains the integers from 1 to n^{2}. The term “magic square” is also sometimes used to refer to any of various types of word square. Below we present to you an unique magic square contributed by Mr. T. R. Jothilingam and his sons. He is a Station Master in Southern Railways, in Kudal Nagar, Madurai, in South India. He graduated in Maths in 1974. He also maintains the website Jolly Maths, which has many such interesting things.
Ramanujuan Biography Magic Square — A trial version. 

G,Total 139 
G.Total 364 
G.Total 499 
G.Total 640 

139 
225 
135 
141 

Ram 
Passed 
Joins 
Studied 

to 
primary 
in Town 
Loney’s 

Ramanujan Born 
primary 
In first 
High 
Part II 
Janaki 
Grand 

school 
class 
School 
Trigonometry 
Born 
Total 

22 
12 
18 
87 
18 
92 
18 
97 
18 
98 
19 
0 
21 
3 
18 
99 
640 

66 
50 
19 
4 
79 
67 
36 
43 
52 
10 
64 
9 
65 
50 
20 
6 
640 

41 
23 
47 
28 
78 
42 
80 
25 
14 
20 
41 
60 
45 
12 
59 
25 
640 

10 
54 
55 
20 
50 
24 
91 
60 
51 
7 
11 
66 
10 
76 
44 
11 
640 

18 
92 
18 
97 
50 
25 
35 
29 
18 
98 
19 
0 
21 
3 
18 
99 
640 

80 
119 
2 
24 
20 
60 
27 
32 
28 
27 
60 
20 
60 
50 
20 
11 
640 

91 
4 
100 
30 
25 
7 
72 
35 
22 
8 
40 
65 
55 
17 
54 
15 
640 

36 
10 
105 
74 
44 
47 
5 
43 
67 
2 
16 
50 
5 
71 
49 
16 
640 

30 
22 
23 
60 
18 
98 
19 
0 
30 
60 
70 
69 
21 
3 
18 
99 
640 

22 
35 
65 
13 
42 
10 
53 
30 
60 
40 
54 
75 
67 
58 
10 
6 
640 

21 
70 
24 
20 
13 
20 
52 
50 
65 
44 
50 
70 
44 
23 
50 
24 
640 

62 
8 
23 
42 
62 
7 
11 
55 
74 
85 
55 
15 
9 
57 
63 
12 
640 

20 
39 
22 
60 
21 
3 
18 
99 
21 
3 
18 
99 
30 
50 
60 
77 
640 

25 
16 
70 
30 
52 
56 
25 
8 
60 
50 
15 
16 
45 
40 
72 
60 
640 

37 
40 
29 
35 
61 
10 
50 
20 
43 
10 
66 
22 
75 
33 
50 
59 
640 

59 
46 
20 
16 
7 
72 
48 
14 
17 
78 
42 
4 
67 
94 
35 
21 
640 

640 
640 
640 
640 
640 
640 
640 
640 
640 
640 
640 
640 
640 
640 
640 
640 
10240 
RAMANUJAN BIOGRAPHY MAGIC SQUARE
Legend of the Ramanujan Biography Magic Square
From Top left towards right the important dates in the life of Ramanujan was taken in double digits representing either the date of the Month or month or the first or second part of the year.Thus his date of birth 22121887 is taken in four separate squares as 22121887.
We have formed TWO SEPARATE 100 X 100 Ramanujan Biography Magic squares with all the important dates, years in the life of Mr. Ramanujan from his birth to till his demise and afterwards also. All the 100 squares of two digits will have a total 2183 and 2179.
From Top left towards right onwards or from top to bottom onwards the magic squares will be of orders 4 x 4 , 8 x 8, 12 x 12, 16 x 16, 20 x 20, and then in increased orders of 25 x25, 30 x 30, 36 x 36, 42 x 42, 49 x 49, 56 x 56,64 x 64, 72 x 72,81 x 81, 90 x 90, and finally 100 x 100
Thus the total 100 x 100 Magic square will contain the following small individual magic squares of sizes noted against as below:
4 x 4 Magic squares 25 25 ( 4 x 4 ) = 400 squares
5 x 5 Magic squares 20 20 ( 5 x 5 ) = 500 squares
6 x 6 Magic squares 24 24 ( 6 x 6 ) = 864 squares
7 x 7 Magic squares 28 28 ( 7 x 7 ) = 1372 squares
8 x 8 Magic squares 32 32 ( 8 x 8 ) = 2048 squares
9 x 9 Magic squares 36 36 ( 9 x 9 ) = 2916 squares
10 x 10 Magic squares 19 19 (10 x 10 ) = 1900 squares
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Total 184 (Different sized squares) 10,000 Squares
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WE DEFINITELY HOPE IT IS A UNIQUE IDEA AND WE THANK THE ALMIGHTY FOR GIVING US THE IDEA AND FOR HIS KINDNESS TO COMPLETE IT SUCCESSFULLY.
Concept,Design and Developedby
T.R. Jothilingam, B.Sc., Station Master, KUDAL NAGAR, S.Rly., Madurai,Tamil Nadu, INDIA. Cell : +91 09442810486
T. J. Ramnath Babu, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
T. J. Raghunath Babu, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.
Managing Editor of the English Section, Gonit Sora and Research Associate, Cardiff University, UK.