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# Book Price

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

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1/2 * 5 != 5

The book cost $10 so 1/2 is 5$. The book cost $5 + half it's price ($5) = $10

I almost said $7.50 but then I realized the real answer. I like the teaser, very clever!

Very clever.

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

Got to read the teaser very carefully...

I liked this one

great treaser thanks

I liked this one

great treaser thanks

Now I get it.

ummmmmmmmmm ok i guess

very good i think it was nice

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.

"A book costs 1/3 of its price plus $5." $5 = 2/3 the price of the book.

Simple, simple math, not clever.

I tend to agree java!

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