IJSRP, Volume 2, Issue 9, September 2012 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Tomba (May, 2012) introduced a technique for construction (n x n) magic squares (when n is odd) using basic Latin Squares by fixing the pivot element and arranging other elements in an orderly manner . However, even-order magic squares can’t be constructed using the same procedure because of duplication in diagonal elements. Again, Tomba (July, 2012) developed a technique for constructing (n x n) magic squares (when n is doubly-even) using basic Latin square by fixing the column associated with the elements, adjacent to the pivot element and arranging in an orderly manner, making symmetric transformations that generates a magic parametric constant (T) and finally derived by minor adjustment on the pair-numbers of satisfying T . The technique can provide weak magic squares for singly-even cases. In this paper, a technique for constructing singly-even magic squares is developed and illustrated with suitable examples.