There is a banana plantation, where the owner has 3,000 bananas. He decides to sell his bananas at a market 1,000 miles away, and use his trusty monkey to carry them there. The monkey can carry no more than 1,000 bananas at a time. Each mile the monkey travels, he consumes one of the bananas he's carrying. The monkey will die if he ends up stranded with no bananas. What is the maximum number of bananas he can take to the market?
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Sunday, October 4, 2009