Henry E. Dudeney, Martin Gardner's 536 puzzles & curious problems PDF

By Henry E. Dudeney, Martin Gardner

Генри Эрнест Дьюдени (10 апреля 1857 - 23 апреля 1930) был английский писатель и математик, который специализировался на логических головоломках и математических играх.
Трудно в наше время найти хоть одну книгу по занимательной математике, в которой (часто без указания авторства) не нашлось бы нескольких блестящих математических задач, рожденных его неисчерпаемой фантазией.

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So if you don’t get any enjoyment from picking numbers, then play the quick pick. HINT 4: Play lottery games that increase the odds in your favor or increase the prize money—even if it means paying a little more for the ticket. When you buy a Powerball ticket, for an extra $1 per play you can select the PowerPlay option, to multiply your winnings by two, three, four, or five (not counting the Jackpot). A PowerPlay number (from two to five) is selected at random during the drawing. If you 55 56 How to Win Lotteries, Sweepstakes, and Contests in the 21st Century have a winning ticket and have activated the PowerPlay option, you may have increased your winnings up to five times!

And three out of six will usually pay for the ticket you just bought, so you don’t lose anything. 43 44 How to Win Lotteries, Sweepstakes, and Contests in the 21st Century Daily Numbers Most states also offer a daily game that consists of the player picking three or four numbers, usually in the same order they are later drawn. Obviously, the odds for such games are much better than with lottos, and thus the prizes are correspondingly smaller— from $500 to $5,000 depending on the game and state.

That way, ticket buyers can be assured of a hefty lotto jackpot regardless of the amount of tickets sold for that period. In California, for example, the minimum prize for the twice-weekly lotto is $4 million. Such minimum prizes have done wonders for ticket sales. Keep in mind, too, that you don’t have to have all six numbers to win. Picking five of the six can mean a pay-out of over $2,000 in some states. Four out of six can pay for 40 or 50 more lottery tickets. And three out of six will usually pay for the ticket you just bought, so you don’t lose anything.

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