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    Default Trick Question.

    This problem is harder then it looks.


    A bat and ball cost $1.10.
    The bat costs one dollar more than the ball.
    How much does the ball cost?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennebec Captain View Post
    This problem is harder then it looks.


    A bat and ball cost $1.10.
    The bat costs one dollar more than the ball.
    How much does the ball cost?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweat-n-Grease View Post
    Say, I'm only on my second cup. I'll be sure to get back at'cha.
    To solve this problem requires you optimize coffee consumption, don't exceed and get too jumpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennebec Captain
    This problem is harder then it looks.

    A bat and ball cost $1.10.
    The bat costs one dollar more than the ball.
    How much does the ball cost?

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    Ball is $0.05.
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    Quote Originally Posted by New3M View Post
    Ball is $0.05.
    How much coffee have you had?

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    Default Re: Trick Question.

    2x + 1.00 = 1.10
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    Wait a sec.... I'll go to a math forum and ASK someone else to tell me the answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdcavo View Post
    2x + 1.00 = 1.10
    WOW - How much coffee took you to this lofty plane?
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    Quote Originally Posted by New3M View Post
    Ball is $0.05.
    impossible....where you gonna find a ball for 5 cents?


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    The bat and ball are included in the price of the video game aren't they?
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    Geeze...what a way to start the day. I got it right at first glance. Then on my 2nd cup, I questioned my call. I harkened back to my 9th grade algebra and confirmed my original call. During my morning constitutional, it bothered the crap out of me. So I googled it...Why do I have to over-complicate simple things?
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