Scientific, Skeptical and Secular (and even anti-theistic)! These are the adventures of an ex-scientist, working as an engineer in energy research, and living in a world that is not secular enough.
Living where I live, in UK, and having had the kind of education that I have had, the most obvious answer is "1 apple".This is only the obvious answer because most of us were taught maths with questions like this at primary school.I happen to think that this answer is illogical.
Living where I live, and thinking about this problem as a logical adult, I think the most obvious answer is "2 apples".You told me to take two apples, so I have two apples. One is left but I don't have it.Are there any other answers?
Speaking as an English major, that's wordplay, not math. Tricked again!
I'm always tempted to answer these with "3 apples!" You may have moved them around, but there are still the same number of apples. Saying that, I would probably answer this with "1 apple". Thinking back, I think the ones I was presented with said "What do you have /left/?" as opposed to "What do you have?"
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