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Three airplanes with enough fuel for halfway around the world - how can one make it all the way?

I think my solution uses the least total fuel and pilot/aircraft time, plus the task is completed and First, we need to clarify the question: Assuming that suggested clarification is accepted, here'...
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Three airplanes with enough fuel for halfway around the world - how can one make it all the way?

For funsies, let's see how far they could go using asparagus staging. That is, plane 3 is continuously topping up plane 2, who is continuously topping up plane 1. This means that plane 3 is burning ...
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Three airplanes with enough fuel for halfway around the world - how can one make it all the way?

Plane 1 can make 1 trip around the world by following the below process: Once that step is met, then: Step 3: At this point:
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Three airplanes with enough fuel for halfway around the world - how can one make it all the way?

My first attempt resulted in crashes. Thanks Ross for pointing it out. Crashes are bad. We must land all planes. Problems like this require you thinking in the right units. Here's a revised ...
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Conclusively solving the extreme gerrymandering puzzle

The answer, in short: Now let's take a look at why: Now, we can show that Thus,
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