Apples from Moscow !!

Here is a puzzle, which I found in a Russian book of puzzles!!

Five Apples

Five apples are in a basket. How do you divide them among five girls so that each girl gets an apple, but one apple remains in the basket?

Well, an apple a day keeps the doctor away; a puzzle a day keeps the brain fresh !!

Please share your solutions!

-Nalin Pithwa


  1. Anubhav C. Singh
    Posted August 25, 2016 at 2:23 pm | Permalink | Reply

    4 girls take 1 apple each, the last one walks away with the basket and the apple still in it. This ensures fair division of apples, but one girl gets a free gift along with hers. Which is democratically unfair, but there you go.

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