Readings & Meanings:
Count the number of apples.
I have difficulty remembering numbers.
攵, Bokuzukuri, is our radical. It just indicates an action.
The phonetic here has been simplified. The older version of this kanji was 數. So the phonetic is 婁. It contains 母, 中, and 女, and refers to female slaves being pulled along.
I guess, if you have female slaves, you'd better know how to count them.