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A bat and a ball cost a dollar and ten cents in total. The bat costs a dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

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The ball costs .05 cents. and the bat costs 1.05. The bat is 1 dollar more than the ball, for a combined cost of 1.10. If the ball costed .10, then the bat would cost \$1, making the bat only .90 cents more than the ball.

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Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. The math doesn't work!
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I editted my answer with the correct math now. LOL
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Haha, nice job.
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Don't listen to me, I'm not the brightest. However Dalton has the correct answer.

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The ball will cost only ten cents. The total cost for the ball and the bat is \$1.10, and the bat costs \$1.00 more than the ball. Therefore, 1.10-1.00 will be \$ .10, which will be the price of the ball.

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Except if the ball is 0.10 and the bat is \$1.00, the bat only costs 0.90 more than the ball, not \$1.00 more.
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ok I get it now. if both cost 5 cents and you add a dollar to one, one is \$1.05 and the other 5 cents. but if you say the ball is .10 cents and the bat costs a 1 dollar "MORE" then the bat would have to cost .10 because the word more indicates that both must cost the same and both can't cost 10 cents well adding a dollar to one because you only have a total of 1.10 .
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pardon my grammar I am dyslexic.
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...taxes?

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If the bat costs \$1 more than the ball... Wouldn't the ball be .05? A dollar more would make the bat \$1.05... So \$1.10 total.

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1.05