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Interesting Math Problem: how many apples does each one have?

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?

 

Have you been able to figure out the answer?

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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.

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