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

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

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.

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John Adney

John Adney

John Adney
John Adney

Answered Aug 29, 2017

Still 5 because the question is how many apples I have

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ririchiyo25121

ririchiyo

ririchiyo25121
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?
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mollymcf

mollymcf

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Mollymcf

Answered Dec 21, 2016

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

ds.naveenacs

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Ds.naveenacs

Answered Nov 24, 2016

Still 5 apples wd me
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leahmejias

leahmejias

leahmejias
Two apples with me
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semlib

semlib

semlib
Ill have 2 apples
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noosa2008

noosa

noosa2008
2 or still 5 or less depends on what i did with the 3 i took
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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered Oct 24, 2016

3
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