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On Mon, 5 Oct 1998, Reeza! wrote:

> At 11:12 PM 10/4/98 +0200, Anonymous wrote:
> >At 12:59 PM 10/3/98 -0400, Michael Motyka 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?
> 
> Are we stipulating that the camel will travel in a straight line?
> Or will it meander a bit, following the path of least resistanct through
> the dunes?

Since we are looking for the best possible result (=the most bananans
moved to the other side), we must assume that the path of least resistance
equals a straight line. This may be improbable, but it is not impossible!
Remember that this is maths, and that we're looking for the best possible
limit.


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