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Four Empty Boxes?

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Puzzle ID:#50100
Fun:** (1.91)
Difficulty:* (0.45)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:selpy123my***

 

 

 



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





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Comments

Wolf14
Mar 09, 2014

I thought that one would be difficult
LogicalMath123tth*
Apr 17, 2014

Actually it's fourteen(14).
5apple+5box+4emptybox=5+5+4=14
spikethru4*au*
Apr 29, 2014

Er, no... "5 apples in A box" = 5 apples + 1 box. Your logic and your math is faulty, LogicMath!
ismartguyAus*
May 12, 2014

Spike thru, hes actually right...
ghostwolf1468*us*
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
TheRiddleTrollAus*
Dec 10, 2016

This isn't a trick. This should be in the math section.
vkabdwalin
Feb 08, 2017

I think items are 2 only: apple and box.
Each item's 5 units are there.

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