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*To*: Jim Choate <[email protected]>, [email protected] (Cypherpunks Distributed Remailer)*Subject*: Re: A Number Theory Problem....*From*: Tim May <[email protected]>*Date*: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 17:42:45 -0700*In-Reply-To*: <[email protected]>*Sender*: [email protected]

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 Y2K: A good chance to reformat America's hard drive and empty the trash. ---------:---------:---------:---------:---------:---------:---------:---- Timothy C. May | Crypto Anarchy: encryption, digital money, ComSec 3DES: 831-728-0152 | anonymous networks, digital pseudonyms, zero W.A.S.T.E.: Corralitos, CA | knowledge, reputations, information markets, Licensed Ontologist | black markets, collapse of governments.

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