select and count the max id

I have a query where I am trying to count the max id that meets this criteria
Select Count(ID),MAX(ID)  from  ToolAssemblies WHERE ToolNumber =52  
This should come up as 1 but it counts 29?
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
>count the max id
So if your data set contains 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5 then the 'count the max id' = 3, since there's three fives?

Give this a whirl..
SELECT COUNT(max_id) 
FROM ToolAssemblies
WHERE max_id IN (Select MAX(ID)  max_id from  ToolAssemblies WHERE ToolNumber =52 )

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r3nderAuthor Commented:
got the idea - thanks Jim

SELECT COUNT(ID)
FROM ToolAssemblies
WHERE id IN (Select MAX(ID)as max_id from  ToolAssemblies WHERE ToolNumber =52 )
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
<slight cleanup, don't need an alias with an IN clause>
SELECT COUNT(id) 
FROM ToolAssemblies
WHERE id IN (Select MAX(ID) from ToolAssemblies WHERE ToolNumber = 52 )

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Thanks for the grade.  Good luck with your project.  -Jim
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