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 Puzzle ID: #726 Fun: (2.19) Difficulty: (1.6) Category: Math Submitted By: vikass Corrected By: JessicaLynn

A book costs \$5.00 plus one half of its price. How much does the book cost?

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 csd Sep 08, 2001 1/2 * 5 != 5 Beelzebub Feb 13, 2002 The book cost \$10 so 1/2 is 5\$. The book cost \$5 + half it's price (\$5) = \$10 angel11 Oct 02, 2002 I almost said \$7.50 but then I realized the real answer. I like the teaser, very clever! Sane Feb 19, 2005 Very clever. Maslin Jun 09, 2005 I dont really care for this one because it says specifically that the book costs \$5.00. I don't know how y'all got to ten. I dont mind being explained to SPUTNIK2 Feb 04, 2006 Got to read the teaser very carefully... I liked this one great treaser thanks Question_Mark Mar 08, 2006 Now I get it. jntrcs Apr 21, 2006 ummmmmmmmmm ok i guess sho_shao Jun 13, 2006 very good i think it was nice javaguru Feb 01, 2009 Come on people, it's obvious that \$5 = 1/2 the price of the book. "A book costs 1/3 of its price plus \$5." \$5 = 2/3 the price of the book. Simple, simple math, not clever. Jimbo Mar 28, 2009 I tend to agree java!