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Last edited at 12:51AM on 12/28/2012
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.
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.
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