Kashmiri teenager invents mathematical formula

JK Bank

A Kashmiri boy, studying in class eight, has invented a mathematical formula that enables anyone to solve the Magic Square game.

Magic square is a game that is played in mathematics. It is where there is a box and the arrangement of numbers when added up are all the same answer for every column and row.


Faizan Ali Mir son of Showkat Ali Mir resident of Chinkral Mohalla Habba Kadal in the summer capital Srinagar, studying at Saint Pauls International Academy was inspired to explore any possible means to get the entries for filling a magic square of any order.

The formula provides the key to ascertain the numbers. This formula saves time and energy in respect of solving the magic square problem. The constant term required for filling the Square was earlier rather impossible.

Talking to a news agency, Shahbaz Hakbari, Lecturer in Mathematics, who has recognized the formula said that by dint of this formula it has become anybody’s game.

“The earlier formula has been extended and simplified to cover any range of natural numbers,” he said.