The beauty of math problems is that you can apply them to everyday issues.
We bet that when you were in elementary school, you probably did not see the point of solving the angles on triangles or even quadratic equations.
However, word problems teach us that math can have real-life applications if only you can connect the dots.
Right now, we want to see how well you can connect the dots. 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?
It seems like there is very little to go by to arrive at the answer, but you have all you need in there.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not only word puzzles or riddles that can stimulate your brain, pump you with adrenaline and allow you to have fun all at the same time.
You can achieve all of them with numbers too. This is because math problems combine logic and arithmetic.
Have you been able to figure out the answer? If you have then that is good. Let’s find out if you were right. The answer is that Bob has 27 apples while Tom has got 22.
Are you wondering how we got that?
Since the problem tells us what 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.
That was fun while it lasted, right? Thrill others with this word math problem. Many people will be shocked at how easy it is to get the correct answer.