

A176571


Magic constants of 5 X 5 magic squares which consist of consecutive primes.


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313, 577, 703, 785, 865, 949, 1111, 1703, 2041, 2071, 2579, 2677, 2809, 3157, 3379, 3545, 4001, 4135, 4873, 5143, 5513, 5549, 5659, 5695, 5731, 5917, 6031, 6277, 6427, 6547, 7951, 8027, 8425, 8873, 9569, 9995, 10147, 10393, 10511, 10717, 11321, 11479, 12127
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OFFSET

1,1


COMMENTS

Let Z be the sum of 25 consecutive primes. The necessary condition to get a magic square of these primes is: z = 5(2m + 1), where m is natural number. The magic constant of expected square is S = 2m + 1.
The first array of consecutive primes, which satisfies this condition, can be obtained for m = 156. This array gives the smallest magic square with magic constant 313.
But not every array of 25 consecutive primes, satisfying the above condition, can be arranged into a magic square. Of the first 50 potential arrays we get 32 magic squares.
The suitable and nonsuitable arrays are forming a certain pattern. There is an assumption that the sequence can be continued indefinitely.
Another problem is to find all the magic squares from the certain array. There is an implemented algorithm to solve it, but it takes quite much time.
Let K be the total number of magic squares composed of the numbers of the array for the rotations and reflections.
It was possible to obtain: for S = 949 K = 16140, for S = 1703 K = 5608.
For a fixed magic constant S, it is easy to obtain the set of n^2 consecutive primes that sum up to n*S, and in particular the smallest one: see the PROGRAM in A272386 which computes the smallest prime for any of the magic sums listed here (for n = 5), and A260673 for the n = 4 analog.  M. F. Hasler, Oct 28 2018


LINKS

Arkadiusz Wesolowski, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..66
Magic squares of order 5 of the consecutive primes, in Russian


EXAMPLE

Three examples of magic squares, which follow the one with the smallest constant.
Array: 59 61 67 71 73 79 83 89 97 101 103 107 109 113 127 131 137 139 149 151 157 163 167 173 179
z = 2885, S = 577
59 61 127 179 151
107 131 167 83 89
173 149 67 79 109
101 139 103 163 71
137 97 113 73 157
Array: 79 83 89 97 101 103 107 109 113 127 131 137 139 149 151 157 163 167 173 179 181 191 193 197 199
z = 3515, S = 703
79 83 149 199 193
107 173 179 131 113
181 167 151 101 103
197 89 97 163 157
139 191 127 109 137
Array: 97 101 103 107 109 113 127 131 137 139 149 151 157 163 167 173 179 181 191 193 197 199 211 223 227
z = 3925, S = 785
97 101 149 211 227
199 179 163 107 137
109 197 167 173 139
223 127 113 191 131
157 181 193 103 151


PROG

(PARI) A176571(n, p=A272386[n], N=5)=sum(i=2, N^2, p=nextprime(p+1), p)/N \\ Uses precomputed array A272386, but can also be used to find these values: see there.  M. F. Hasler, Oct 30 2018


CROSSREFS

Cf. A173981 (analog for 4 X 4 squares), A073520, A272386.
Sequence in context: A257527 A142745 A142951 * A142628 A104719 A087364
Adjacent sequences: A176568 A176569 A176570 * A176572 A176573 A176574


KEYWORD

nonn


AUTHOR

Natalia Makarova, Apr 20 2010


EXTENSIONS

a(33)a(43) from Arkadiusz Wesolowski, Apr 28 2016


STATUS

approved



