Here, each binary hexagram is replaced with the more modern numerical equivalent. Notice the eight numbers in each of the two Long Diagonals total 260, for later comparisons with Magic Squares.
When the Two Trigram Numbers in each Hexagram are added together, the following pattern arises. Notice, for later comparisons, the eight number 9's in one Long Diagonal, total 72. The eight consecutive even numbers in the other Long Diagonal, also total 72.
When the Two Trigrams in each Hexagram are subtracted from each other, the following pattern arises. Notice - for later comparisons - the eight 0s in one Long Diagonal, of course all total 0. The eight consecutive odd, negative and positive numbers in the other Long Diagonal, also all total 0.
This basic concept can be applied to other Hexagram arrangements, creating more complex and interesting designs.
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