Well, we're off to a running start! Since the leaderboard is safely locked, we can go ahead and post our solutions now!
Looks like Santa got himself in a bit of trouble this year! Seems like we're not dealing with time shenanigans, printer trouble, high-precision clock fueling or weather machine woes. This year we need to get Santa and his sleigh back from the edge of space.
But first... we need to get to him. Getting to him requires fuel. Let's calculate how much we'll need to make the trip.
Part 1 of this problem was a nice straightforward warmup. Part 2 was only a little bit trickier than the first, but I overthought it and gave myself the wrong answer anyway.
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