Date: Nov 27, 2012 12:31 PM
Author: justlooking for someone else
Subject: Interesting trivia - anybody has a different answer than I keep getting - zero
My daughter and I were solving a math trivia and I could not come up

with any answer other than zero. Would be interesting to see if

somebody has a different opinion. The problem follows:

You are at the start of a 1000 mile road with 3000 gummybears and a

donkey. At the end of the road is a supermarket. You want to find

the greatest number of gummy bears you can sell. Unfortunately, your

donkey has a disease and can only carry 1000 gummybears at 1 time.

Also, the donkey must eat 1 gummybear per mile.

- You can drop off gummybears anywhere on the road

- You can't carry gummybears while walking

- No loopholes

Again, this was a math trivia question and I could not ask anybody for

clarification about what some the caveats meant or what the "no

loopholes" meant, therefore I got zero.

(If I were to guess about the "no loopholes", I would think they meant

no "carrying the donkey" like I suggested to my daughter :) )

Thanks for your time.

s