Take a moment to look at this problem. It seems simple enough, but your initial instincts might lead you astray. Don't feel bad if it does, however. Half of the Harvard students who were tested with this question got it wrong. Can you get it right? If so, you did better than 50% of Harvard students!

So, what do you think the answer is?

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So, what's the answer? The ball costs $0.05, or five cents. Your first instinct may cause you to simply think that the bat is $1 and the ball is $0.10, but that's wrong. As the question states, the bat is $1 *more* than the ball, and the total cost is $1.10. This means that the bat has to be $1.05, so that it is a dollar more than the cost of the ball (five cents), and still totals up to $1.10.

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