In ancient days gone by a wealthy land owner challenges his two sons to a horse race. The one whose horse is slowest will inherit the entire estate. After a few days into the race, the brothers have made no progress and begin to wonder what to do. Upon the advice of a wise old man they jumped on the horses and raced as fast as they could to the finish line. What did the wise old man suggest?
The wise man told them to switch horses as the race depended on the slowest horse.