This chapter contains an exhibition gallery of my favorite magic stars, hexagons, and other related geometrical constructs.

A magic star is a variation of a magic square. The numbers are arranged in a star formation such that the sum of the numbers in each of the straight lines formed by the star’s points and intersections yields a constant sum.

Figure 5.1 is a magic star containing the numbers 1 through 12, with 7 and 11 omitted. The magic constant for each straight line is 24, which is the smallest possible sum for this range of integers. There is no solution

EP - 368 PB - Princeton University Press PY - 2002 SN - 9780691115979 SP - 325 T1 - Stars, Hexagons, and Other Beauties T2 - The Zen of Magic Squares, Circles, and Stars T3 - An Exhibition of Surprising Structures across Dimensions UR - http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt7s1bz.10 Y2 - 2021/09/19/ ER -