**PUMAS** (**poo'** • mas) -- is a collection of brief examples showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes can be used in interesting settings, including every day life.

*The examples are written primarily by scientists, engineers, and other content experts having practical experience with the material. They are aimed mainly at classroom teachers, and are available to all interested parties via the PUMAS web site.*

*Our goal is to capture, for the benefit of pre-college education, the flavor of the vast experience that working scientists have with interesting and practical uses of math and science.*

*- Ralph Kahn
Pumas Editor and Founder*

**Finding All Solutions to a Puzzle by Ted Bainbridge, Ph.D.**

The non-zero digits can be organized into a 3-by-3 array such that each row, rneach column, and each diagonal adds up to the same total. How many solutions rnare there? Find and describe them.

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There are currently 93 examples in the PUMAS Collection.

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