# Thread: A couple of quickies

1. ## A couple of quickies

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#1 There are a hundreds of trees in Magic Forest. In the back garden of Jezza Bear's garden there is an
apple tree and on it, prior to an impending storm, are some apples. After the storm, there were neither
apples on the tree nor on the ground.

How can this be?

#2 There are 5 apples in a basket. How do you divide them between 5 children, such that each gets an apple
and one remains in the basket?

2. ## Re: A couple of quickies

1<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Someone removed the apples the put them in a basket to divvy up among the children</span hide>

2 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Make applesauce out of 4 apples and leave the 5th in the basket
Or
Put one of the children in the basket before giving him/her the apple</span hide>

Steve

3. ## Re: A couple of quickies

<img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
I thought a smarty pants like you may have thought the two puzzles were connected, they are in fact seperate, just themed <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

So NO to #1

bbbuuuttt #2 is not my "perfect" answer but it will do <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">I would give one whole apple to 4 of the children and give the 5th apple in the basket to the 5th child</span hide> <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

4. ## Re: A couple of quickies

1. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The kids didn't put their wagon away. During the storm, the apples broke loose from the tree and landed in the wagon! So, now they're no longer on the tree, or on the ground.</span hide>

5. ## Re: A couple of quickies

Nope, sorry.

I'll give you a clue <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">This is one of those annoying puzzles using semantics of the English language</span hide> <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

6. ## Re: A couple of quickies

1) Did the storm put the apples <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">into the ground or into the tree so they were not ON the ground or ON the tree?</span hide>

Steve

7. ## Re: A couple of quickies

#1] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">There were but two apples on the tree. One apple fell during the storm so after the storm there was AN apple on the tree and AN apple on the ground.</span hide>

8. ## Re: A couple of quickies

You can have the [choccy bar] , Yes <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> There were 2 apples on the tree and one blew off so there was one an apple on the ground</span hide>

9. ## Re: A couple of quickies

Oooh, thanks! You couldn't make it a [choccy apple], could you? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

10. ## Re: A couple of quickies

#1 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The storm may have been impending for some time next week. Between now & then, the apples were picked and eaten.</span hide>

Alan

11. ## Re: A couple of quickies

And how can you have a back garden in a garden? I think we should call for a recount.

Oh, hold on.... I won, didn't I?

12. ## Re: A couple of quickies

Yep! <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> Congratulations. <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> So now it's your shout for the <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>!

Alan

13. ## Re: A couple of quickies

Rats! Walked into that one <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

14. ## Re: A couple of quickies

It was an honour to just know you got it right. No need to buy me a <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>.

15. ## Re: A couple of quickies

I'm glad you spoke only for yourself. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

Alan

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