Since this is my last blog post for math class and I have been taking tests this week, I will be doing a little riddle.

You have been given the task of transporting 3,000 apples 1,000 miles from Appleland to Bananaville. Your truck can carry 1,000 apples at a time. Every time you travel a mile towards Bananaville you must pay a tax of 1 apple but you pay nothing when going in the other direction (towards Appleland).
What is highest number of apples you can get to Bananaville?

As usual, the answer is in the comments. Have fun figuring it out.