# What is Ramanujan magic square?

## What is Ramanujan magic square?

A magic square is an NxN matrix in which every row, column, and diagonal add up to the same number. Srinivasa Ramanujan was an Indian mathematician. Ramanujan created a super magic square. The top row is his birthdate (December 22, 1887).

## What is a magic square matrix?

The magic square is a square matrix, whose order is odd and where the sum of the elements for each row or each column or each diagonal is same. The sum of each row or each column or each diagonal can be found using this formula.

What is the oldest magic square?

The oldest magic square of order four was found inscribed in Khajuraho, India dating to the eleventh or twelfth century. This magic square is also known as the diabolic or panmagic square, where, in addition to the rows, columns, and diagonals the broken diagonals also have the same sum.

### What was the magic square created by Srinivasa Ramanujan?

There are many Magic squares created by many mathematicians but the one created by Ramanujan is quite different. Let’s have a look at his Magic square 1. The sum of all the numbers in the same rows is equal to 139 2. The sum of all the numbers in the same column is also equal to 139 3.

### How did Srinivasa Ramanujan get his mathematical knowledge?

A deeply religious Hindu, Ramanujan credited his substantial mathematical capacities to divinity, and said the mathematical knowledge he displayed was revealed to him by his family goddess Namagiri Thayar. He once said, “An equation for me has no meaning unless it expresses a thought of God .”

When was Srinivasa Ramanujan’s centennial year celebrated?

Stamps picturing Ramanujan were issued by the government of India in 1962, 2011, 2012 and 2016. Since Ramanujan’s centennial year, his birthday, 22 December, has been annually celebrated as Ramanujan Day by the Government Arts College, Kumbakonam, where he studied, and at the IIT Madras in Chennai.

## Where was Srinivasa Ramanujan’s birthplace in Tamil Nadu?

Ramanujan’s birthplace on 18 Alahiri Street, Erode, now in Tamil Nadu Ramanujan’s home on Sarangapani Sannidhi Street, Kumbakonam