alexthestampede

09-02-2008, 02:42 PM

A camel is crossing the desert. He has 3000 bananas. He can only carry 1000 at a time. He eats one banana every mile. The desert is 1000 miles.

View Full Version : How many bananas can the camel get across the desert? alexthestampede 09-02-2008, 02:42 PM A camel is crossing the desert. He has 3000 bananas. He can only carry 1000 at a time. He eats one banana every mile. The desert is 1000 miles. Rockin' Cherub 09-02-2008, 02:44 PM camels don't eat bananas or do they mistle 09-02-2008, 02:47 PM 1000 yo soy el mejor 09-02-2008, 02:49 PM as much as possible, y0 Caine Walker 09-02-2008, 02:51 PM zero bananas. yo soy el mejor 09-02-2008, 02:52 PM zero Nothing/everything 09-02-2008, 02:52 PM let's say the camel's average speed is around 4 miles/hour. 1000/4 = 250 hours just to cross the darn thing once, which is over 10 days. Camel has to cross it at least 5 times. Average temperatures in deserts where camels are used as beasts of burden = 100 degrees fahrenheit or more in daytime. Chances of any banana making it for, let's say, 60 hours in such scorching heat are pretty slim. And if you're that high tech to install some fridge system on the camel to keep 1000 bananas cool for 10 days, i'd suggest hiring a plane. yo soy el mejor 09-02-2008, 02:56 PM no need for speed im the anti D-R-U-G-G-I-E my body is healthy my rhymes make me wealthy and netphoria helps me Banana 09-02-2008, 03:27 PM 03 redbull 09-02-2008, 03:28 PM oh eight!!!!!1 Esty 09-02-2008, 03:34 PM No way that camel makes it 1000 miles before the bananas rot and are useless. Deadeyes 09-02-2008, 04:00 PM 1 Drops x3 for each consecutive mile then picks up one extra on every backtrip? maoi 09-02-2008, 04:10 PM or you can drop more. say the camel takes 1,000 bananas and goes 300 miles leaving him with 700 bananas. he drops 400 bananas, uses the 300 left to go back to the beginning to refill on a thousand, then goes back to the 300 mile mark, leaving him with 700 and picks up 300 from the 400 he dropped giving him a 1,000 with 700 miles to go netting him 300 bananas at the end of the trip. not sure how many times he should repeat and with how many bananas to optimize number of bananas and too lazy/stupid to figure it out Deadeyes 09-02-2008, 04:17 PM or you can drop more. say the camel takes 1,000 bananas and goes 300 miles leaving him with 700 bananas. he drops 400 bananas, uses the 300 left to go back to the beginning to refill on a thousand, then goes back to the 300 mile mark, leaving him with 700 and picks up 300 from the 400 he dropped giving him a 1,000 with 700 miles to go netting him 300 bananas at the end of the trip. not sure how many times he should repeat and with how many bananas to optimize number of bananas and too lazy/stupid to figure it out That's a good point, I think that makes it 1000 then. I thought this but for some reason mind would not compute it right. Nimrod's Son 09-02-2008, 04:20 PM ^ he is right Load 100 nanners, go 200 miles, leave 600 nanners behind and return to the beginning and reload to 1000. Go 200 miles, pick up 200 nanners for a total of 1000, go 333 miles, leave 334 there, return to 200 mile marker, replenish with 200 and return to start. Go 200 miles, pick up the last 200 nanners, go 333 further miles, pick up another 333 bananas and reach the city. In the city you now have 533 nanners maoi 09-02-2008, 04:23 PM ah, google. the true fruit of knowledge Deadeyes 09-02-2008, 04:30 PM ^ he is right Load 100 nanners, go 200 miles, leave 600 nanners behind and return to the beginning and reload to 1000. Go 200 miles, pick up 200 nanners for a total of 1000, go 333 miles, leave 334 there, return to 200 mile marker, replenish with 200 and return to start. Go 200 miles, pick up the last 200 nanners, go 333 further miles, pick up another 333 bananas and reach the city. In the city you now have 533 nanners Someone had fun making that puzzle up... I wish I was still good at maths ravenguy2000 09-02-2008, 04:36 PM We had this problem in my Problem Solving class this summer except we were transporting gallons of gas in a jeep. I grasped the idea behind the solution but to actually work it out just involved holding too many trips and numbers and drop off points in my head. O T T F F S S Someone tell me what the next letter comes next. Deadeyes 09-02-2008, 04:46 PM We had this problem in my Problem Solving class this summer except we were transporting gallons of gas in a jeep. I grasped the idea behind the solution but to actually work it out just involved holding too many trips and numbers and drop off points in my head. O T T F F S S Someone tell me what the next letter comes next. E, but that seems too easy. There seems no reason to assume it's more obscure though. Okay maybe M, right im gona give up there. Ok and possibly Z. Im a dick if I ruined this, only saw it after. ravenguy2000 09-02-2008, 04:52 PM well when it was up on the chalkboard it took me about 10 minutes and 2 clues to get Deadeyes 09-02-2008, 05:05 PM I totally lucked out on that btw, I checked it on google and I didn't even work it out correctly. I was looking at it as a mathematical pattern and E or 5 was the seemingly most obvious next link but that has nothing to do with it. I won't ruin it for anyone else but, you should try to work out the next 3 letters of Ravenguys letter puzzle if you want to do it without looking it up. Rockin' Cherub 09-02-2008, 05:12 PM i believe the camel problem can be solved mathematically using this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optimization_(mathematics)) alexthestampede 09-02-2008, 06:56 PM i should have changed the numbers so you guys couldnt google it Nimrod's Son 09-02-2008, 07:07 PM only mayfuck resorts to google. it's not really all that hard of an equation, once you write it out. mistle 09-03-2008, 12:09 AM that's bullshit. you're not allowed to go back. the camel arrives with 1000 bananas in its stomach |

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