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### #1 EventHorizon

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 12:48 AM

This is similar to "Apples Delivery, Hungry driver" but I heard this form back in elementary school. I also have a few more questions to ask about it.

You have 2000 bananas to bring across the desert. You are riding a camel that must eat one banana per meter (ie, you cannot drop all bananas and move the camel like with the apples question). The camel can hold 1000 bananas at a time.

Assume that if you go a fraction X of a meter, then the camel eats X part of a banana.

Question 1: How many bananas can you bring to a bazaar 1000 meters away?

Question 2: How many bananas can you bring to the bazaar (still 1000 meters away) if you started with 3000 bananas?

Question 3: How far could your camel go (one way) if you started with 5000 bananas?

Question 4: How much further could your camel go than in Q3 if you started with 6000?

Question 5: How many bananas would you need to start with to be able to reach a bazaar 2000 meters away?

Question 6: How many bananas would you need to start with to be able to make a return trip from the bazaar in Q5?

Question 7: If you have a capacity of C and B*C+E bananas (B is a positive integer, 0 <= E <C), how far (one way) can you ride the camel?
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### #2 EventHorizon

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:03 AM

Oops...took a little too long to edit.

Let the following be questions 6-9.

Question 6: How many bananas would you need to start with to be able to make a return trip from the bazaar in Q5 (with the requirement that while at the bazaar you cannot have any bananas out in the desert)?

Question 7: Same a Q6, but you can leave bananas out in the desert.

Question 8: If you have a capacity of C and B*C+E bananas (B is a positive integer, 0 <= E <C), how far (one way) can you ride the camel?

Question 9: Same as Q8 except you need to return (eg, two way trip)?
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### #3 kiger

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:10 AM

This is similar to "Apples Delivery, Hungry driver" but I heard this form back in elementary school. I also have a few more questions to ask about it.

You have 2000 bananas to bring across the desert. You are riding a camel that must eat one banana per meter (ie, you cannot drop all bananas and move the camel like with the apples question). The camel can hold 1000 bananas at a time.

Assume that if you go a fraction X of a meter, then the camel eats X part of a banana.

Question 1: How many bananas can you bring to a bazaar 1000 meters away?

Question 2: How many bananas can you bring to the bazaar (still 1000 meters away) if you started with 3000 bananas?

Question 3: How far could your camel go (one way) if you started with 5000 bananas?

Question 4: How much further could your camel go than in Q3 if you started with 6000?

Question 5: How many bananas would you need to start with to be able to reach a bazaar 2000 meters away?

Question 6: How many bananas would you need to start with to be able to make a return trip from the bazaar in Q5?

Question 7: If you have a capacity of C and B*C+E bananas (B is a positive integer, 0 <= E <C), how far (one way) can you ride the camel?

1. you dont need a bannana eating camel, carry them yourself, 1000 meters is not far.
2. 3000 ahy, well atach a cart to the camal and lead the camel who is pulling bannanas.
3. again cart it, 5000 meters
4. 1000 meters
5. as with problem 1, walk maybe eat 3 bannanas in that time, after all, it is high noon.
6. again 2 maybe 3
7. C bannanas
hopefully
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### #4 EventHorizon

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:24 AM

1. you dont need a bannana eating camel, carry them yourself, 1000 meters is not far.
2. 3000 ahy, well atach a cart to the camal and lead the camel who is pulling bannanas.
3. again cart it, 5000 meters
4. 1000 meters
5. as with problem 1, walk maybe eat 3 bannanas in that time, after all, it is high noon.
6. again 2 maybe 3
7. C bannanas
hopefully
kiger

1000 bananas may be a bit much to carry repeatedly. It may also have been in miles when I first heard it.
So try to answer these when forced to ride the camel.
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### #5 sega

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:25 AM

Are 3 and 4 tricks, in that the answer to 3 is 1000 meters and the answer to 4 is 0, as you can only carry 1000 at a time?
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### #6 imran

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 12:42 PM

This is similar to "Apples Delivery, Hungry driver" but I heard this form back in elementary school. I also have a few more questions to ask about it.

You have 2000 bananas to bring across the desert. You are riding a camel that must eat one banana per meter (ie, you cannot drop all bananas and move the camel like with the apples question). The camel can hold 1000 bananas at a time.

Assume that if you go a fraction X of a meter, then the camel eats X part of a banana.

Question 1: How many bananas can you bring to a bazaar 1000 meters away?

Question 2: How many bananas can you bring to the bazaar (still 1000 meters away) if you started with 3000 bananas?

Question 3: How far could your camel go (one way) if you started with 5000 bananas?

Question 4: How much further could your camel go than in Q3 if you started with 6000?

Question 5: How many bananas would you need to start with to be able to reach a bazaar 2000 meters away?

Question 6: How many bananas would you need to start with to be able to make a return trip from the bazaar in Q5?

Question 7: If you have a capacity of C and B*C+E bananas (B is a positive integer, 0 <= E <C), how far (one way) can you ride the camel?

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### #7 imran

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:00 PM

Spoiler for general solution for 7

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### #8 tink

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 03:10 PM

you cant answer most of these questoons because the camal can only carry 1000 bananas at a time so he can only travil 1000 meters
1000 bananas=1000 meters
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### #9 EventHorizon

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:31 PM

Are 3 and 4 tricks, in that the answer to 3 is 1000 meters and the answer to 4 is 0, as you can only carry 1000 at a time?

here's a method to get 200 bananas to a bazaar 1000 meters away when starting with 1600 bananas.

Spoiler for pick it up...put it down

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### #10 statman

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:01 AM

Spoiler for for #3

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