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# Apples

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### #1 rookie1ja

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 03:30 PM

Apples - Back to the Logic Puzzles
A basket contains 5 apples. Do you know how to divide them among 5 kids so that each one has an apple and one apple stays in the basket?

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### #2 gretch321

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 07:25 PM

What about cutting 1/5 of each apple, putting these together to form in total one apple to go back in the basket, and each kid gets (most of, 4/5 of) an apple?
The solution posted is the first one I thought of too, but then I didn't know if it was intended that the kids could take them away, eat them, etc.
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### #3 larryhl

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 07:41 PM

4/5 != 1
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### #4 domino9

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 04:57 PM

Yeah like gretch321 said, keep one apple in the basket. Cut the four into pieces. Each kid gets 80% of each apple.
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### #5 larryhl

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 09:10 PM

Yeah like gretch321 said, keep one apple in the basket. Cut the four into pieces. Each kid gets 80% of each apple.

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80% of an apple isn't an apple.
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### #6 hackmiker

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 08:04 PM

or put one kid in the basket, with the last apple
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### #7 bmcdaniel2387

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 03:34 PM

This one is easy. Keep one apple in the basket. Take the other four and make apple sauce. Besides, the apples will not have the same mass and in order to give each child the exact same amount they would need to be in a form that can be equally distributed.
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### #8 phoenixtian

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 03:47 PM

give the four kids their respective apples ... for the last kid, give him the basket with the apple in it
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### #9 vicky

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 09:50 AM

last kid will take apple along with the basket
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### #10 comperr

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 12:06 AM