# Let's Have Some Fun with Math!

## How Many Apples Did Sam Have?

Sam had 35 apples. He gave 9 apples to his friend Jack. Then, he bought 13 more apples and ate 5 of them. How many apples does Sam have left?

## Answer:

After giving 9 apples to Jack, Sam has 35 - 9 = **26 apples**. After buying 13 more apples, he has 26 + 13 = **39 apples**. After eating 5 apples, Sam has 39 - 5 = **34 apples** left.

## Explanation:

Sam started with 35 apples. After giving 9 apples to Jack, he was left with 35 - 9 = 26 apples. When Sam bought 13 more apples, his total increased to 26 + 13 = 39 apples. After eating 5 apples, he had 39 - 5 = 34 apples remaining.