# Grandfather's birthday - math puzzle

More than twenty years ago, Tim asked his grandfather who was celebrating his birthday that day: "How old are you now?" Grandfather smiled and said: "Add the digits of my year of birth and multiply the answer by 4." Tim would have looked so uncomfortable that his Grandfather immediately added, "By the way, this trick also works with the year we have on the calendar now." What was grandfathers age?

# Bank account number - math puzzle

Today, John has to transfer 50 euro to the bank account of a Dutch friend. He has written down the account number on a piece paper. But since he had forgotten to take out the paper from his trousers when he put them in the washing machine, one digit of the bank account number became unreadable. The note says: 3170?4847. The friend of John is climbing the Mount Everest at the moment, so it is impossible for John to call his friend. Suddenly he remembers that a for a valid Dutch bank account number it holds that the first digit times 9 + the second digit times 8 + the third digit times 7 + ...... + the nineth digit times 1 should be divisible by 11. John thinks for a moment and finds the correct number. What is it?

# High voltage pylons - math puzzle

A wire with a length of 60 meter is hanging between two high voltage pylons. The wire is connected to the pylons at a height of 50 meters. The middle part of the wire is 20 meters above ground level. How far are the high voltage pylons standing apart? |