You will have three apples.
I think you have three because there are five apples and YOU take away three. How many do YOU have? 3.
2 apples remain.
you have three
If there five apples and I took three then I would have three.
Then you have two apples.THREE! no, silly, two
You have only two left.
You probably have the (3) that you took away. It didn't say, "How many are left?" So I would say that you have 3 apples.
If YOU take 3 apples from the original 5. You will leave two apples behind and You will have 3 apples. The question asks how many do you have, not how many are left behind. Its a trick on words.