# How much does the ball cost riddle?

## How much does the ball cost riddle?

The puzzle is well-known because people often get it wrong, even though the arithmetic involved is very simple. The ‘instant’ answer that comes to mind is that the ball costs 10p. In fact, after a moment’s reflection, the answer is clearly 5p.

## How much does the bat cost?

Baseball bats cost anywhere from $30 to $500, with most bats ranging between $75 to $150. The cost of a wood bat is between $30 to $200 while the cost of an aluminum bat is between $30 to $500.

**What is the answer to the bat and ball riddle?**

Here’s the answer If the bat costs $1.00 more than the ball and the total is $1.10, then the ball must cost 5 cents and the bat must cost $1.05. If the ball were to cost ten cents then both together would cost $1.20. It’s a tricky one, as most people read it as though the bat costs a definitive $1.00.

### When can you add two to eleven and get one as the correct answer?

When you add two hours to eleven o’clock, you get one o’clock.

### What is the bat and ball problem?

If the ball cost 10 cents and the bat costs $1.00 more than the ball, then the bat would cost $1.10 for a grand total of $1.20. The correct answer to this problem is that the ball costs 5 cents and the bat costs — at a dollar more — $1.05 for a grand total of $1.10.

**Can I have a fruit bat as a pet?**

While it is prohibited to keep native bats as pets in the United States due to the risk of their health and several other countries, it is permissible to import non-native species, particularly fruit bats such as Egyptian fruit bats, leaf-nosed bats, and straw-colored fruit bats, into many states in the United States.

## Why do most students get the bat and ball problem wrong?

In the bat and ball problem, the most common incorrect answer is the ball costs 10 cents. The bat costs $1.00, the ball costs 10 cents, that equals $1.10. Right?

## What’s full of holes and still holds water?

So, what is full of holes but still holds water? The answer is a sponge!

**How much more does a bat cost than a ball?**

Although this response intuitively springs to mind, it is incorrect. If the ball cost 10 cents and the bat costs $1.00 more than the ball, then the bat would cost $1.10 for a grand total of $1.20. The correct answer to this problem is that the ball costs 5 cents and the bat costs — at a dollar more — $1.05 for a grand total of $1.10.

### Is the bat and ball question the most difficult?

I did however find this meta-analysis of 118 CRT studies, which shows that the bat and ball question is the most difficult on average – only 32% of all participants get it right, compared with 40% for the widgets and 48% for the lilypads. It also has the biggest jump in success rate when comparing university students with non-students.

### Is the bat and ball problem an efficient problem solving tool?

My tentative guess is that the bat and ball problem is close to being this kind of efficient tool. Although in some ways it’s the simplest of the three problems, solving it in a ‘fast’, ‘intuitive’ way relies on seeing the problem in a way that most people’s education won’t have provided.

**What is the answer to the bat and ball Riddle?**

The answer to the “bat and ball” riddle is 5 cents. Many will reply with an answer of 10, which is incorrect. Let us explain… If the bat costs $1.00 more than the ball and the total is $1.10, then the ball must cost 5 cents and the bat must cost $1.05.