## Method My Automatic Magic Square

An automatic magic square is a magic square with 12 fixed numbers and only 4 numbers that change with each performance. The 12 fixed numbers must be memorized. Only 4 simple mathematical calculations are ncecssary to determine the 4 remaining numbers. What follows is an automatic magic square that can be used for any total above 30.

The fixed numbers I memorize lor my automatic square are:

 11 14 5 A 4 B 10 15 C 7 12 9 13 8 D 6

The mathematics to complete the magic square are simple. Let's say you want to complete a magic square for the target number 47. Here is the simple math:

A is 47 minus 30 A is 17

Here is the completed automatic magic square for 47:

 11 14 5 17 4 IS 10 15 19 7 12 9 13 8 20 6

1'his automatic magic square has these advantages:

I start by filling in the numbers on the top row. My first calculation (A) involves subtracting 30 from the target number. This couldn't be much easier! And A becomes a visual key for calculating the remaining numbers.

### Mentalisw. hit orporated

B is one row helow A, which reminds me to add 110 A. C is two rows below A, so I add 2 to A. I) is three rows below A; I add 3 to A This math is also very easy to do.

It look me aboul an hour to gain an initial mastery of this automatic square. The more 1 performed it. the easier the mathematics became.

Once a performer masters the mathematics, he or she must develop and memorize a presentation to accompany the math. I crcated a presentation that allows me to speak and fill in the numbers ai the same time. This is what amazes people! 