An Apple a Day
Math brain teasers require computations to solve.
A shop sells apples at $1 each. Each of these apples are wrapped in a special wrapper. You can trade 3 of these wrappers for 1 apple.
If you have $15, how many apples can you get altogether?
HintDon't forget your leftovers.
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Answer
22 apples.
Firstly, you can get 15 apples.
Trade the wrappers to get 5 more apples.
Trade again and you'll have 1 more apple and 2 leftover wrappers.
Trade the remaining wrappers to get 1 more apple.
15 + 5 + 1 + 1 = 22
You will get 22 apples altogether.
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Comments
mosca
May 18, 2007
 This one took some doing, to remember wrappers and apples! Good puzzle though! Took more than math thinking. 
tngurl
May 18, 2007
 This one was a really good one. Took some thinking to figure it out. 
rbs479
May 18, 2007
 I can only get 15 apples for $15. If I can then return for more apples I would ask others for their wrappers and end up with more than 22 appples. 
bookworm91
May 18, 2007
 Ohh I forgot about the 2 leftovers! Great teaser 
Chey
May 19, 2007
 man I don't kno how 2 count lol I forgot the two left over 
kristianna
May 19, 2007
 Wow,that was hard for me to figure.You must be a math wizard! 
breathesunshine
May 19, 2007
 I tried to do it quickly and forgot the leftovers also! Oh well. It was fun trying!!! 
shdwhawk
May 20, 2007
 I was wondering whether to put this under maths or trick leftovers. 
shdwhawk
May 20, 2007
 sorry for bp, but cancel the "leftovers". 
emily103
May 20, 2007
 if three wrappers=an apple, then how do you get an apple for two wrappers? 
angelicdemon
May 22, 2007
 it's because for $15 you get; 15 apples@ $1 per apple. from those 15 apples you get 5 more apples @ 1 apple per 3wrappers. from those 5 apples, you have 5 more wrappers, so you get 1 more free apple @ 1 apple per 3wrappers. so you get one more wrapper you add it with the remaining 2 wrappers she had left over from those 5 wrappers she got from the fre apples, so she gets 1 more free apple.... i think i made the explanation more complicated but that's how it is 
isis528
May 30, 2007
 Great teaser, first i got 20, then didn't include the last 5 apple's rappers., woo! 
reptile5000
May 31, 2007
 EZ
good teaser though 
princess2007
Jun 21, 2007
 hard math! took more logic than math in my opinion. 
amsr
Jun 22, 2007
 I'm just new in this thing and I don't know how to add points. I have to be a member for 5 days and have over 220. Can you guys help me answer this brainteser...
Mrs Tubbs bought some square paving tiles.
She bought less than 100 tiles all the same size. She used all of them to pave two square areas of her garden.
Then she changed her mind.
She rearranged them all to make two different squares.
How many tiles did Mrs Tubbs buy?
Thank you. Please send your answers to this brainteaser. 
shdwhawk
Jun 25, 2007
 Please do not ask questions about other people's teasers here. If you have any questions, ask them in the forum. Thank you.
Pls, anyone else posting questions or answers not related to this teaser will be reported. 
amsr
Jun 26, 2007
 Sorry. I didnt know, and it wasnt anyone elses brainteaser it was mine. and again, im sorry. 
Hadleigh
Jun 28, 2007
  That was pretty easy. Just got to remember not to throw away the wrappers !!! 
happyhak
Jul 03, 2007
 Ok... 
FatHead
Aug 11, 2007
 That was excellent! Wow. 
Johnny
Nov 22, 2008
 Oh, now I get it.
I thought the answer was 20 apples. 
opqpop
Sep 11, 2010
 lol I also thought it was 20. You got me good.
Well done 
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