He never said he was going to be able to drop them off before his delivery point.Originally posted by: KLin
But he can go part of the way, drop some bananas, go back, and pick up some more!!! I cheated though.Originally posted by: ShadowOfMyself
Its obviously zero... Unless this is one of those stupid tricks
Since the elephant would eat every single ball by the time he got to the town, he wouldnt even have strength to go back for more balls, so him having 3000 balls is pointless... To get even 1 ball to the town he would need to carry 1001 at least /problem
Originally posted by: OdiN
1. He never said he was going to be able to drop them off before his delivery point.Originally posted by: KLin
But he can go part of the way, drop some bananas, go back, and pick up some more!!! I cheated though.Originally posted by: ShadowOfMyself
Its obviously zero... Unless this is one of those stupid tricks
Since the elephant would eat every single ball by the time he got to the town, he wouldnt even have strength to go back for more balls, so him having 3000 balls is pointless... To get even 1 ball to the town he would need to carry 1001 at least /problem
2. Who's to say that they are still there when he goes back to add to them/pick them up?
3. What if other shokoball starved elephants come by and take them all?
The plural of "schokoball" is spelled with an "s" at the end, not a "z." It's "schokoballs."Originally posted by: TecHNooB
An elephant has to walk 1000km to the next town. He has to transport 3000 schokoballz. Each km he walks, he has to eat 1 schokoball. The maximum value of schokoballz he can take at once is 1000. What's the greatest number of schokoballz the elephant can bring to the next town?
Clarification:
He has 3000 shokoballz to start with.
He must eat one every km.
The answer is not zero.
lol, how did I cheat?Originally posted by: newb111
You cheat.Originally posted by: jjones
400
The answer is in the third post =)Originally posted by: jjones
lol, how did I cheat?Originally posted by: newb111
You cheat.Originally posted by: jjones
400
The answer is 1000. I just want to put that out there before anybody else does. I'll explain later.Originally posted by: TecHNooB
An elephant has to walk 1000km to the next town. He has to transport 3000 schokoballz. Each km he walks, he has to eat 1 schokoball. The maximum value of schokoballz he can take at once is 1000. What's the greatest number of schokoballz the elephant can bring to the next town?
Clarification:
He has 3000 shokoballz to start with.
He must eat one every km.
The answer is not zero.
So? The answer is also in my post.Originally posted by: newb111
The answer is in the third post =)Originally posted by: jjones
lol, how did I cheat?Originally posted by: newb111
You cheat.Originally posted by: jjones
400
How does he get back to the start without any widgets to eat?Originally posted by: sactoking
I can prove at least 666.
Trip 1: Load 1000 widgets. Travel 333 km. Drop off 667 widgets at 'Point B'. 2000 widgets left at start, 667 widgets at Point B.
Trip 2: Load 1000 widgets. Travel 333 km. Drop off 667 widgets at Point B. 1000 widgets left at start and 1334 widgets at Point B.
Trip 3: Load 1000 widgets. Travel 333 km. Drop off 667 widgets at Point B. 0 widgets left at start and 2001 widgets at Point B.
Trip 4: Load 1000 widgets from Point B. Travel 333 km. Drop 667 widgets at 'Point C'. 1001 widgets left at Point B and 667 widgets at Point C.
Trip 5: Load 1000 widgets from Point B. Travel 333 km. Drop 667 widgets at Point C. 1 widget left at Point B and 1334 widgets at point C.
Trip 6: Load 1000 widgets from Point C. Travel 334 km. Drop 666 widgets at end.
Can't do that. Have to eat one each KM he walks.Originally posted by: Demon-Xanth
1000
Take 1000 to the end, walk back, eat the other 2000
He needs to eat on his way back.Originally posted by: sactoking
I can prove at least 833.
Trip 1: Load 1000 widgets. Travel 333 km. Drop off 667 widgets at 'Point B'. 2000 widgets left at start, 667 widgets at Point B.
Trip 2: Load 1000 widgets. Travel 333 km. Drop off 667 widgets at Point B. 1000 widgets left at start and 1334 widgets at Point B.
Trip 3: Load 1000 widgets. Travel 333 km. Drop off 667 widgets at Point B. 0 widgets left at start and 2001 widgets at Point B.
Trip 4: Load 1000 widgets from Point B. Travel 500 km. Drop 500 widgets at 'Point C'. 1001 widgets left at Point B and 500 widgets at Point C.
Trip 5: Load 1000 widgets from Point B. Travel 500 km. Drop 500 widgets at Point C. 1 widget left at Point B and 1000 widgets at point C.
Trip 6: Load 1000 widgets from Point C. Travel 167 km. Drop 837 widgets at end.
Edited to up my number from 666 and correct the explanation.
My answer is correct. Others probably as well.Originally posted by: TecHNooB
No right answers yet, keep trying!
Tell me about it, ill clear it up.Originally posted by: OdiN
My answer is correct. Others probably as well.Originally posted by: TecHNooB
No right answers yet, keep trying!
If you want to post a real problem, go ahead. But there are too many holes in your existing one.
What??? You're killing me... I'm supposed to be working.Originally posted by: TecHNooB
No right answers yet, keep trying!
Me too Hahaha~Originally posted by: TuxDave
What??? You're killing me... I'm supposed to be working.Originally posted by: TecHNooB
No right answers yet, keep trying!