math challenge

Week of March 24 - March 30, 1997

The Fantastic Farmyard

Three animals were sitting together. Each was either a goat, a chicken, or a horse. There may have been more than one of each of these, and there may have been none of these, but these were the only possibilities.

There were also three magic apples.

After the three apples were eaten, there were two chickens and a horse.

Explain what could have possibly happened.

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