Posted by: CanukDenis

## SPAMming along... - 02/28/13 02:18 AM

[Spam cans and you]>....................100 miles.........................>

-you are standing next to a pile of 5-ounce Spam cans (pork/ham mix!)

-these are sufficient in number to complete this puzzle!

-you wish to walk a distance of 100 miles (straight path)

-to keep up your strength, you need to eat a Spam can after each mile you walk

-you can carry a limit of 60 cans, no more

So first, you need to place a certain number of cans at certain mile points;

as example, you could walk 10 miles, leave 40 cans at that point, then return:

you will have eaten 20 cans during this trip, right?

NO, you CANNOT do stuff like walk 3/4 mile then eat 3/4 of a can:

you MUST deal with full cans at ALL times!!

What is the minimum number of cans that can be at the starting point?

-you are standing next to a pile of 5-ounce Spam cans (pork/ham mix!)

-these are sufficient in number to complete this puzzle!

-you wish to walk a distance of 100 miles (straight path)

-to keep up your strength, you need to eat a Spam can after each mile you walk

-you can carry a limit of 60 cans, no more

So first, you need to place a certain number of cans at certain mile points;

as example, you could walk 10 miles, leave 40 cans at that point, then return:

you will have eaten 20 cans during this trip, right?

NO, you CANNOT do stuff like walk 3/4 mile then eat 3/4 of a can:

you MUST deal with full cans at ALL times!!

What is the minimum number of cans that can be at the starting point?