Monday, May 25, 2020
A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball.
How much does the ball cost?
(And, just to screw with your mind a bit, the answer isn't 10 cents)
Drag your cursor between the asterisks for the answer:
Yeah, I know. I initially thought it was a dime, too. Although this response intuitively springs to mind, it is incorrect. If the ball cost 10 cents and the bat costs $1.00 more than the ball, then the bat would cost $1.10 for a grand total of $1.20. The correct answer to this problem is that the ball costs 5 cents and the bat costs — at a dollar more — $1.05 for a grand total of $1.10.
...and same to you...