Help with a 3-d magic square

OK, for all the math-huggers and interested people.

I was given the challenge to solve a puzzle.

This puzzle involves 27 numbers (which are 1,2,3 etc upto and including 27), which have to be placed in a 3*3*3 cube.

The sum of each row, column and pillar (so all 3 directions) has to be 42.

And to start you off, one corner has to contain the number 25.

Thanks in advance to anyone that can help me solve this math problem. :)

Re: Help with a 3-d magic square

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**adamhidius** OK, for all the math-huggers and interested people.

I was given the challenge to solve a puzzle.

This puzzle involves 27 numbers (which are 1,2,3 etc upto and including 27), which have to be placed in a 3*3*3 cube.

The sum of each row, column and pillar (so all 3 directions) has to be 42.

And to start you off, one corner has to contain the number 25.

Thanks in advance to anyone that can help me solve this math problem. :)

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