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7 years ago from Tor Løvskogen Bollingmo, Product Manager

Brian A., almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago ) The ball is $0.05 and the bat is $1.05. Took me a minute to figure this one out myself. ;)

Steven Reynolds, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago ) Took me a while, too.

The issue is with "the bat is $1.00 more than the ball." We assume that means price-of-bat is $1.00. It really means price-of-bat = price-of-ball + $1.00. Our brains want to simplify total-cost to price-of-ball + $1.00, but the true cost is price-of-ball + (price-of-ball + $1.00).

If ball is $0.05, then bat is $1.05 (that is, $0.05 + $1.00), bringing the total to $1.10.

Bryce Driesenga, almost 7 years ago Ooh, that makes so much more sense now, haha. Definitely was interpreting that $1.00 more statement incorrectly.

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I feel quite dumb -- I do not understand the math here.