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## Help Anne Bonnie solve a riddle for a chance to win 1,000 Rubies!

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16 September, 2016, 1:40 PM UTC

Help Anne Bonnie solve a riddle and get a chance to win 1,000 Rubies!

There were 90 apples on a birch tree. 20 apples were blown away by the wind. Spaniards ate 10 apples. Captains picked 50 apples, and then 5 new apples grew. How many apples are there on the tree now?

One of the Captains to give the correct answer will get 1,000 Rubies and Anne Bonnie’s eternal gratitude!

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16 September, 2016, 4:48 PM UTC

15 apples

Th' rougher th' seven seas, th' smoother we sail. Ahoy! ahead ye coward
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16 September, 2016, 5:12 PM UTC
15 apples, but on a birch tree? How did they grow on a birch tree? so maybe the real answer is 10? Or maybe there was something lost in the translation to English..
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17 September, 2016, 2:30 PM UTC
0 apples do not grow on birch trees?
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17 September, 2016, 3:00 PM UTC

Birch trees do not produce the fruit that I call an apple, but I'll say 25 just to leave a comment to confirm my participation in the contest.

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17 September, 2016, 5:04 PM UTC

Well my question is how did these apples get on a birch tree?

and did someone happen to put them there and poison them knowing the Spaniards would take some?

not to mention a bunch of stupid Capts?????

So with 15 apples left, who will be the victim of the last poisoned apples that don't belong on a birch tree ?????

I am a daughter of a High King who is not moved by this world for my God is with me and goes before me, I do not fear because im his
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17 September, 2016, 5:44 PM UTC

Numerically 15.

Rationally 0. Apples don't grow on birch trees.

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17 September, 2016, 6:35 PM UTC
15 apples
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19 September, 2016, 11:49 PM UTC

15 apples...MMMMM Well lets be clear this is entirelly possible pirates, i be from the apple capital of the world:) So the process of GRAFTING TREES is familiar to me...Although i am not sure even Anne had any clue about this. :-]

But lets give her the benefit of the doubt. They do this for various reasons, and it works very well you can buy an apple tree that has 4 or 5 different species of apples, and they could all be grafted into, or topworked, into say for this instance a birch tree rootstock:)

So for that very detailed explanation i humbly ask that you consider me for this rubies prize:)
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23 September, 2016, 6:36 PM UTC

Making a few assumptions, such as 90 apples sitting ON a birch tree, not growing on the tree, doing the math to this pile of apples on the birch tree, you get 10 apples left, the 5 apples that grew, didn't grow in the birch tree, so they would NOT be part of the total remaining ON the birch tree.

Now, as for the mention of grafting trees together, the riddle did not say a birch/apple tree hybrid, it simply said a birch tree.

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23 September, 2016, 8:39 PM UTC
10 left on the birch tree. And 5 new ones on the apple tree close there
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23 September, 2016, 10:43 PM UTC
15 apples
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24 September, 2016, 2:52 AM UTC
0 apples don't grow on birch trees
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24 September, 2016, 9:04 AM UTC
I am going to go with "10".  Apples don't grow on Birch trees!
Keith Dauenbaugh
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25 September, 2016, 1:59 PM UTC
if their was a train heading towards a goat and a bug was spattered on the windshield.  how many people would read this?
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25 September, 2016, 2:10 PM UTC
I also have to go with 10, assuming the tree is not a birch/apple hybrid.
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27 September, 2016, 3:53 PM UTC
15
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27 September, 2016, 4:07 PM UTC

15

gord
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27 September, 2016, 11:28 PM UTC
15 apples are now left
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28 September, 2016, 9:05 AM UTC
10
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