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3000 Bananas and Camel

You have 3000 bananas and a camel. You wish to transport the bananas to a place 1000 miles away, using only the camel as the mode of transportation.

The camel can only carry a maximum of 1000 bananas at a time, and will eat one banana every mile it travels. The camel will not go anywhere if it does not have any bananas.

You can load and unload as many bananas as you want anywhere. What is the maximum number of bananas that can be transferred to the destination using only the camel?

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