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Age 11 to 14 Short Challenge Level:

Two numbers in the 4 x 4 grid can be swapped to create a Magic Square (in which all rows, all columns and both main diagonals add to the same total).

What is the sum of these two numbers?

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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