The beauty of math problems is that you can apply them to everyday issues. This word problems teach us that math can have real-life applications.

Let’s see the math problem of the moment.

Tom and Bob have a total of 49 apples. If Bob has 5 more apples than Tom, how many apples does each one have?

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Let’s find out if you were right:** The answer is that Bob has 27 apples while Tom has got 22.**

Explain the answer:

the total number of apples is and that Bob has got 5 more than Tom, all we have to do is to subtract 5 from 49. That leaves us with 44.

Dividing 44 equally between both Tom and Bob, they will have 22 apples each. Do you remember the 5 that we left out earlier? Now, you add it to what Bob has and that makes 27.

**Therefore, Bob has got 27 apples, and Tom has 22.**