Math Question

The other day I ran into an interesting math question on a website.  Here is the question:

A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

The correct answer is at the bottom of this post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The answer is: 5 cents.  Here is the math:

x = Cost of the Ball

x + 1 =Cost of the Bat

1.10 = Total Cost

x + (x+1) = 1.10

2x+1 = 1.10

2x = .10

x = .05

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