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Re: A Number Theory Problem....

At 5:16 PM -0700 10/2/98, Jim Choate wrote:
>There is a desert which is 1000 miles across. There is a camel who can carry
>1000 bananas maximum. The camel eats 1 banana per mile travelled. The camel
>has a total of 3000 bananas to begin with. What is the maximum number of
>bananas that the camel can get across to the other side uneaten?

>A: 533

Some say 533 and a third.

What was your point in posing this with the answer at the bottom. This
problem shows up in the math newsgroups and is not an interesting CP topic.

--Tim May

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