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Bananas and the elephant

Bananas and the elephant

A banana merchant who wants to bring his harvest to the market to sell it. It has an elephant capable of carrying 1000 bananas at a time, but the elephant eats 1 banana every kilometer. If the merchant has 3000 bananas and the market is 1000 km away,

What is the maximum number of bananas that the merchant can take to the market?

Solution

None, as I would have to make three trips of 1000 km each and the number of km. It is equal to the number of bananas, and the elephant eats a banana every km.