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Posers and Puzzles

  1. 05 May '06 02:25
    You have 3,000 bananas and a camel which can carry at most 1,000 bananas at a time. The camel eats a banana before moving a unit. You want to transport the bananas 1,000 units. What is the maximum number of uneaten bananas that you can move 1,000 units?
  2. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 May '06 03:19 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Codfish
    You have 3,000 bananas and a camel which can carry at most 1,000 bananas at a time. The camel eats a banana before moving a unit. You want to transport the bananas 1,000 units. What is the maximum number of uneaten bananas that you can move 1,000 units?
    I first posted this solution but I thought better of it and will PM it to you so other people can have a chance. I don't think too many people got to read this one as its very late.
  3. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    05 May '06 10:34
    Originally posted by Codfish
    You have 3,000 bananas and a camel which can carry at most 1,000 bananas at a time. The camel eats a banana before moving a unit. You want to transport the bananas 1,000 units. What is the maximum number of uneaten bananas that you can move 1,000 units?
    The first unit for the 3000 bananas will take the camel 3 trips, and thus 5 bananas (one banana for each trip away AND one for each trip back)

    The second unit will again take 5 bananas out of the pile, making it a total of 2*5 = 10 bananas less.

    The 199th unit will again take 5 bananas from the total. The camel has eaten 5*199 = 995 bananas. You have 2005 bananas left now.

    The 200th unit will also take 5 bananas. 2000 left.

    The 201st unit will now only take 3 bananas.

    The 533 unit will take another 3 bananas leaving 2000 - 333*3 = 1001 bananas.

    Feed the camel a banana and he'll take the other 1000 on his 534th unit.

    From now on it's a banana for every unit he still has to do. He has 466 units left to travel.

    This means you will arrive at the end of your journey with 534 bananas.
  4. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 May '06 10:54
    Originally posted by TheMaster37
    The first unit for the 3000 bananas will take the camel 3 trips, and thus 5 bananas (one banana for each trip away AND one for each trip back)

    The second unit will again take 5 bananas out of the pile, making it a total of 2*5 = 10 bananas less.

    The 199th unit will again take 5 bananas from the total. The camel has eaten 5*199 = 995 bananas. You ha ...[text shortened]... its left to travel.

    This means you will arrive at the end of your journey with 534 bananas.
    You are missing one point.
  5. 05 May '06 10:55
    Sorry, units of what? Of length?
  6. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 May '06 16:22
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Sorry, units of what? Of length?
    Arbitrary, the actual unit is called the thudby, its about 4.6 meters....
  7. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    05 May '06 17:51 / 1 edit
    okay, i changed my response. If i've done the ratio correct it's 533 bananas if i've done the rounding correctly
  8. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 May '06 20:30
    Originally posted by uzless
    okay, i changed my response. If i've done the ratio correct it's 533 bananas if i've done the rounding correctly
    Your problem is you are thinking one dimensionally.
  9. 05 May '06 23:17
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Your problem is you are thinking one dimensionally.
    I specifically said nothing of punny nature allowed!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 May '06 00:26
    Originally posted by Codfish
    I specifically said nothing of punny nature allowed!!!!!!!!!!
    I must have PUNacious anemia.
  11. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    06 May '06 10:13 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Your problem is you are thinking one dimensionally.
    Are these flying camels or burrowing ones? Or do they walk in a zig zag?
  12. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    06 May '06 10:32
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    You are missing one point.
    I did? Where? I thought I made sure I did thing in an optimal way...
  13. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 May '06 13:06
    Originally posted by TheMaster37
    I did? Where? I thought I made sure I did thing in an optimal way...
    Nope. You are still missing a main point.
  14. Standard member millerman
    Y.N.W.A
    06 May '06 15:19
    The real question here is: Do Camels actually like Bananas???
  15. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 May '06 16:29
    Originally posted by millerman
    The real question here is: Do Camels actually like Bananas???
    Yeah, used to have a pet camel I used for the mud camel wrestling contests in southern slovinkia, I had to really convince buggy (that was her name) to eat bananas, she really wanted avocados.