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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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Dalton63842

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

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It is a matter of semantics ...or how you understand the use of the word "more" in this circumstance ...either of the two before mentioned answers could be correct .... Its really just a trick question playing on the use of the word "more" . If the meaning of "More' is understood as in extra , or over and above,... then the ball is 10 cents and the Bat is $1.00.....if the meaning of "more" is referring specifically to being 1$ more than the cost of the actual ball itself then yes the ball is 5 cents and the bat is 1$.05 cents

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I don't think it's a matter of semantics. It clearly says the bat costs a dollar more than the ball costs. I think the trick is when your mind gets tricked into thinking that the $1.00 is the price of the bat and 10 cents is the price of the ball because
1) $1.10 is mentioned in the question
2) $1.00 is mentioned in the question
3) $1.00 plus 10 cents adds up to $1.10
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