# A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

##### 1 Answer

May 2, 2016

#### Explanation:

If the ball costs

We are told that the total is

and hence

**Footnote**

Though this is not a difficult algebra question, it seems very intriguing psychologically. I find myself wanting to say the bat cost