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GettyLouisville Slugger Bats and Rawlins Ball, the Official Bat and Ball of Major League Baseball, photographed on December 19, 2012.

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Riddles and online puzzles have become more popular during the COVID-19 pandemic, since so many people are at home and in isolation. A new riddle has been going around social media that’s causing a lot of people to get confused and wonder about the answer.

This riddle is called “baseball bat and ball cost $1.10” or just simply “bat and ball cost $1.10.” Here it is:

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

This riddle requires people to use logic and take a step back to think about the answer. There’s no accompanying image and all the information needed to solve it is in the riddle. For those who think they have it or are ready to give up, read on for the answer to this tricky riddle.

The Answer to the ‘Baseball Bat & Ball Cost $1.10’ Riddle & Explanation


A bat and ball cost $1.10.The bat costs one dollar more than the ball.How much does the ball cost?

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Although many people may be mistaken or get confused, the answer to this popular riddle is 5 cents. For the bat to cost $1 more than the ball, the ball has to cost 5 cents and the bat $1.05.

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Many people will immediately think the answer is 10 cents, but that’s actually incorrect. The reason most will jump straight to 10 cents is that when thinking quickly, people will assume that the bat is $1 and the ball is 10 cents. However, if the ball costs 10 cents, the true cost of the bat would be $1.10 and both together would be $1.20.


If a bat and ball cost $1.10 together and the bat cost $1 more than the ball , how much the ball cost ? RT after

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