From Apple-York to Strawberry-Ville


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