Jim and Wanda’s Apples

Jim and Wanda both have some apples. If Jim gives Wanda an apple, they will both have the same number of apples. However, if Wanda gives Jim an apple, Jim will have twice as many as Wanda. How many apples do Jim and Wanda each have?

Jim has 7 apples and Wanda has 5 apples.

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7 Comments on "Jim and Wanda’s Apples"

Stuart Grandquist says
February 11, 2014 @ 21:37

This is a great brain teaser, it’s quite simple to solve in hindsight but in a group of 7 not one person got it.

Thanks Dan

Dan says
February 11, 2014 @ 23:33

You’re welcome, I’m glad you liked it.

Quantum Raven says
April 3, 2015 @ 18:44

7 and 5? I don’t, know this is a shot in the dark for me.

fivebee says
December 10, 2015 @ 09:21

Jim has seven, Wanda has five.

shiena says
February 28, 2016 @ 18:45

is there an equation to solve for this?

Vishal says
March 15, 2016 @ 23:09

Jim had 5 apples and tanda had 3 apples jim gave 1apple to tanda then jim have apple 5-1=4 and tanda have apple 3+1=4

Kishore varma says
August 25, 2016 @ 12:10

Let me know how it is possible can anyone solve it?

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