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## Four Empty Boxes?

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 Puzzle ID: #50100 Fun: (1.86) Difficulty: (0.49) Category: Trick Submitted By: selpy123

I have 5 apples in a box and 4 other empty boxes. How many items do I have?

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 Wolf14 Mar 09, 2014 I thought that one would be difficult LogicalMath123 Apr 17, 2014 Actually it's fourteen(14). 5apple+5box+4emptybox=5+5+4=14 spikethru4 Apr 29, 2014 Er, no... "5 apples in A box" = 5 apples + 1 box. Your logic and your math is faulty, LogicMath! ismartguy May 12, 2014 Spike thru, hes actually right... ghostwolf1468 Dec 11, 2014 Dont have to all caps count everything XtinaF Aug 07, 2015 LogicalMath123 and spikethru4 - I undertsand both your points, it mainly depends on the wording of the question to determine the correct answer, if you have "5 apples in a box" that would mean you have 6items altogether so the answer would be correct that with the 4 empty boxes added on, you have 10 items however if you have 5 "apples in a box" then that would mean each apple is in a box of it's own which means you have 10 items, plus the other 4 empty boxes making 14 items in total. The question is written correctly for the answer it gives however for this category being trick, a little play on words would have been better for the answer to result in 14 items