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Puzzle ID:#726
Fun:*** (2.19)
Difficulty:** (1.58)
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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Answer

$10.00
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Comments

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
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Feb 04, 2006

Got to read the teaser very carefully...
I liked this one
great treaser thanks
Question_MarkAsx**
Mar 08, 2006

Now I get it.
jntrcs*
Apr 21, 2006

ummmmmmmmmm ok i guess
sho_shao*us*
Jun 13, 2006

very good i think it was nice
javaguru*us*
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*au*
Mar 28, 2009

I tend to agree java!

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