# Rat race - math puzzle

On the yearly fair you can play as often as you like the game "rat race". In this game a rat is freed at the beginning of a circuit. The rat will then run to hole A, B or C, every hole with equal chance. Before the rat is freed, you can bet any amount you like on the hole the rat will run into. If you choose the right hole, you'll get back twice the amount you've put a stake. If you're wrong you loose your money. Suppose you carry an infinite amount of money. Will you in that case always loose money playing this game, or does there exist a strategy to win money. Does this strategy also work in the more realistic situation when you carry a limited amount of money or if there is a maximum limit on the bet? |

# The walled garden - math puzzle

A garden is surrounded by four walls, which form a rectangular trapezoid. The parallel walls have lengths of 34 and 59. An old oak grows in the middle of the garden. The owner of the garden has figured out that the distance from the four walls to the oak are exactly the same. What is the area of the garden? |

# Fairy tales - math puzzle

A sultan has 14 daughters. He decides to tell every night four of his daughtes a fairy tale, but in such a way that every night, there will be another combination of four daughters. How many nights will keep the sultan busy telling fairy tales?