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A Number Theory Problem....



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?


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A: 533