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# How many apples do I have left if I had 5 and I took away three?

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This question is part of The Super Lateral thinking quiz
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Sep 18, 2020

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#### Bobby Rickets

Bobby Rickets, Content Reviewer

Answered Mar 07, 2019

Correct answer is 5 – You have 5 apples left
Since you own all five apples, taking away 3 from the 5 means you still have 5 apples. If the question said you gave out the 3 or ate the 3 apples then you have only two apples but since this isn’t stated, we assume the 3 apples are just put away in a separate place but you still own the five apples (2 apples left + 3 taken away). I believe this is the best approach to answering this question.
Hope this helps.

#### John Adney

John Adney

Answered Aug 29, 2017

Still 5 because the question is how many apples I have

#### ririchiyo

Ririchiyo

Answered Mar 12, 2017

Why is not five?
If you have five apples, like own it, andyoutake 3 of ourownedApples you'll still have five.
Is it 3 because the apples were on the counter and you took 3 to carry on you or something?

#### mollymcf

Mollymcf

Answered Dec 21, 2016

If I have five apples and I take away 3 then I still have 5 apples!

#### ds.naveenacs

Ds.naveenacs

Answered Nov 24, 2016

Still 5 apples wd me

#### leahmejias

Two apples with me

#### semlib

Ill have 2 apples

#### noosa

2 or still 5 or less depends on what i did with the 3 i took

#### John Smith

John Smith

Answered Oct 24, 2016

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