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# how do 5 people share 5 apples when 1 stays in the basket

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
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Expert:  Scott replied 8 years ago.
Welcome!

This is a trick question!

There are at least 3 valid answers, though:
• Give the first four people an apple. Then give the last person an apple still in the basket.
• Give the first four people an apple. Assuming the basket is large enough, put the final person inside the basket with the final apple.
• The problem doesn't say that each person must eat 1 whole apple, so cut the 4 apples into pieces, and divide them up between the 5 people. Each person gets 4/5 of an apple. (Or just make 4 apples into applesauce and share that.)

Let me know if you have any questions. If not, thanks for pressing "Accept".

-Scott
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Scott's Post: My answer was for one of the five to put their apple back in the basket.
Expert:  Scott replied 8 years ago.

I guess that works as well. However, they aren't sharing all 5 apples in that case.

-Scott

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