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
If 'take away 3' means 'giving away the 3' to another then the answer is two (2) apples. Otherwise, If 'take away 3' means 'keeping the 3' to yourself and sharing the five (5) apples, the answer is three (3) apples. However, if 'take away 3' means 'keeping the 3' to yourself and still have the five (5) apples then the answer is eight (8) apples.
You have only two left.
Then you have three.