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The ball costs $0.10 8 22.22%
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Old 10-12-05, 12:15 AM   #1
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Critical thinking quiz #1

QUESTION: If a baseball and bat costs $1.10, and the bat costs $1.00 more than the ball, how much does the ball cost?
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Old 10-12-05, 12:19 AM   #2
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a nickel (?)... -nickel for your balls?

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10 cents... but somehow I'm probably wrong.
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if the ball costs 10 cents and the bat is $1 more than the ball, then the bat is $1.10 and the two combined cannot be $1.10
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He charged you ten cents?...yo, -he's rippen you man, Big time.
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Old 10-12-05, 12:36 AM   #7
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if the ball costs 10 cents and the bat is $1 more than the ball, then the bat is $1.10 and the two combined cannot be $1.10
I don't think you were supposed to say that, -out loud I mean


edit; -(for lil' & peregrine below) -okay, if the ball is .05 -and the bat is 1.05...-then the bat is one dollar more than the ball -and combined they are 1.10, -thats me story and I'm sticken to it

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x + $1.00 = $1.10 and solve for x
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Wouldnt the ball cost 5c :S
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Okay, I just remembered an African reasoning/intelligence test...-devised to show how utterly clueless the 'western' world is.

It consists of four questions;


1. How do you put an giraffe into a refrigerator?






















The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door. -This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way

okay, ready?..-Question 2: How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?





















-Did you say; -Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the refrigerator?






-nope, totally wrong....The correct answer is; Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door.
-this question tests your ability to think through the reprecussions of your previous actions

Question 3; The King of the Lion's -("lion king", -if you will ) is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend -except one. Which animal does not attend?



























Correct answer; The elephant...you dumba-ss!! -he's stuck in the fricken fridge! -or, I mean...-*kudos* -if you got it

-Okay, Last question; There is a river you must cross but it used by crocadiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage it?




















-Correct answer; -you swim across...the crocadiles are at the animal conference. Do you feel dumb yet?

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cute... real cute



know any more of those?
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next time I travel out to africa -I'll bring you back another )
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x + $1.00 = $1.10 and solve for x
heh, heh... it doesn't take into account the part about "the bat costs $1.00 more than the ball". The trick here is that there's two variables, so you need to have two equations.

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have you ever been in Africa?
I've been to Keeenya. Went on one of those eco-safari trips where they put you in a cage and show you off to the animals. The truck we were in had all these giant holes on the side. I asked the guide what they were... he said that they were from the rhinos. When you wander into their territory in a grey/brown truck, it must look very much like some large animal to the rhinos. So they charge and attack the truck. I guess the rhinos figured out the best way is to attack the soft side & underbelly of their targets. I think impaling an intruder on the side isn't very sporting and doesn't give them much of a chance.

Anyway, we didn't see any rhinos on that day. But personally, I think they have the rhinos trained specifically to attack the trucks to give the tourists a more exciting journey. In todays modern society, everyone wants to get paid, even rhinos...
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have you ever been in Africa?
Yes..Abuja, Nigeria. The customs official asks you the four questions in that quiz, -and if can't answer atleast one...you stay at the airport. -(no, not really)
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I've been to Keeenya. Went on one of those eco-safari trips where they put you in a cage and show you off to the animals. The truck we were in had all these giant holes on the side. I asked the guide what they were... he said that they were from the rhinos. When you wander into their territory in a grey/brown truck, it must look very much like some large animal to the rhinos. So they charge and attack the truck. I guess the rhinos figured out the best way is to attack the soft side & underbelly of their targets. I think impaling an intruder on the side isn't very sporting and doesn't give them much of a chance.

Anyway, we didn't see any rhinos on that day. But personally, I think they have the rhinos trained specifically to attack the trucks to give the tourists a more exciting journey. In todays modern society, everyone wants to get paid, even rhinos...
how much does one of those kenyan safari trips cost -including air fare?
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He tricked some of you out of 10 cents. Now imagine if he fuzzy-numbered you out of a lot more.

x + ($1.00 + x) = $1.10
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the question says that a baseball (not plural) and a bat cost 1.10. if the baseball (not plural) actaully costs 5 cents, isn't the question faulty?

edit: thought about it again. yes the question is faulty, because it's using the word cost twice. it would be better posed as "a baseball and a bat sells for 1.10, and the bat costs 1.00 more than the ball." if you take it literally then the ball has to be 10 cents.

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What is tax in the establishment these things are being bought? 7.5% like here?
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This is crazy. Giraffes can't play baseball. They don't have any nickels.
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easy peasy lemon squeezy. 5c
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An old man and his son are out hiking. They have an accident and the old man dies. But his son survives.

They rush him to hospital, and when they get there the doctor looks down and says, "I can't operate on this boy, he's my son!"

How is this possible?
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An old man and his son are out hiking. They have an accident and the old man dies. But his son survives.

They rush him to hospital, and when they get there the doctor looks down and says, "I can't operate on this boy, he's my son!"

How is this possible?
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An old man and his son are out hiking. They have an accident and the old man dies. But his son survives.

They rush him to hospital, and when they get there the doctor looks down and says, "I can't operate on this boy, he's my son!"

How is this possible?
Also the strange idea that a doctor can not operate on or otherwise treat a relative is garbage. Of course there are a lot of crappy doctors and dentists out there that very likely would refuse to work on their own family members, knowing htat just about anyone else would provide better care.
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QUESTION: If a baseball and bat costs $1.10, and the bat costs $1.00 more than the ball, how much does the ball cost?
That's easy.

So the ball is a dollar more than the ball, and together the are $1.10

x + (1 + x) = 1.10 (where x is the ball)

Accounting for an average sales tax

x * 1.06 + (1 + x) * 1.06 = 1.10

and calculating in depreciation over standard three years (assuming a 20% residual, of course)

((x * 1.06) - .2* (x * 1.06))/3 + ((1 + x * 1.06) - .2*(1 + x*1.06))/3 = 1.10

Then allotting for insurance costs for said bat and ball on a 12 year schedule (average life expectancy of sporting equipment) and amatorizing any leveraged debt over the same period (assuming current rates) and refactoring in commonly available tax deductions (federal only) we are at:

(((x * 1.06) - .2* (x * 1.06))/3)/1.333^9 + SQR(((1 + x * 1.06) - .2*(1 + x*1.06))/3/x~y)) / 12^19 = 1.10

Solving for x, the ball costs $700 in accounting fees (not including legal review).
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