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January 27, 2014 12:55 am at 12:55 am #611971yitzchokmParticipant
In this past weeks Jewish Press Magazine, a riddle was posed in the “family fun page”.
It reads:
Question: If a cork and a bottle costs $4.10 and the bottle costs $4.00 more than the cork, what does the cork cost?
And…
they got the answer wrong.
January 27, 2014 1:15 am at 1:15 am #1000773TheGoqParticipantWhat was their answer?
January 27, 2014 1:27 am at 1:27 am #1000774Hunger games fanMemberWhat answer did they give?
January 27, 2014 1:30 am at 1:30 am #1000775LevAryehMemberShould be cork $.05 and bottle $4.05, am I missing something here?
January 27, 2014 2:01 am at 2:01 am #1000776Bookworm120ParticipantIs the cork supposed to cost 10 cents, or am I getting this wrong too? o.O
January 27, 2014 2:19 am at 2:19 am #1000777oomisParticipantI’m thinking 5 cents also. But anything more complicated than a quadratic equasion is beyond me. 10 cents just seems too easy.
January 27, 2014 2:29 am at 2:29 am #1000778☕ DaasYochid ☕ParticipantJanuary 27, 2014 2:42 am at 2:42 am #1000779yitzchokmParticipant“answer:
The cork costs $.10 and the bottle costs $4.00″
January 27, 2014 2:49 am at 2:49 am #1000780–ParticipantThe correct answer is $.07, I’m going to wait to see if anyone can figure out why before giving the explanation.
January 27, 2014 3:28 am at 3:28 am #1000781HaLeiViParticipantThe cork costs nothing. The bottle without a cork would cost $4. When they add the cork they charge you another 10¢ for the bottle.
January 27, 2014 4:59 am at 4:59 am #1000782writersoulParticipantIsn’t it $.05 for the cork?
4.05
0.05
_______
4.00
DASH: Why $0.07?
4.03
0.07
______
3.96
ETA: Darn it, stupid formatting problems… it looks a lot cooler with the original formatting :).
January 27, 2014 5:01 am at 5:01 am #1000783mosheemes2MemberThe bottle is $4. The cap is free. You bought them both in Michigan so there’s a ten cent deposit.
January 27, 2014 5:25 am at 5:25 am #1000784yitzchokmParticipantDon’t understand your logic.
$.07 (cork) + $4.00 is $4.07. Your missing $.03!
January 27, 2014 11:54 am at 11:54 am #1000785LevAryehMemberDon’t understand your logic.
$.07 (cork) + $4.00 is $4.07. Your missing $.03!
Hmmm … I think The Jewish Press got it right, and you got it wrong. $4.00 is not $4.00 more than $.07
January 29, 2014 5:25 am at 5:25 am #1000786yitzchokmParticipantnow for the math:
x+(x+4)=4.10
2x4=4.104
2x=.10
x=.05
Congrads to LAB writersoul and DY
the others sld be ashamed….
I’m kidding. I was stummped. My dadout of High School for a few decades did it in ten seconds.
January 29, 2014 2:54 pm at 2:54 pm #1000787☕ DaasYochid ☕ParticipantDon’t forget Oomis.
January 29, 2014 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #1000788–ParticipantDon’t understand your logic.
$.07 (cork) + $4.00 is $4.07. Your missing $.03!
$4.10 is a special bundle price only available when buying the bottle and cork together. Purchased individually they would cost $4.14.
January 29, 2014 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm #1000789👑RebYidd23Participantthe cork costs ten dollars, the bottle 14, and there’s a discount if you buy both, so there is no answer
January 29, 2014 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm #100079064bitsomethingParticipantHere is the full math:
This is the given info, with Cork as C, and bottle as B:
C+B=4.10
B=C+4.00
So since we know what B is, we insert it into the first equation:
C+C+4=4.10
Combine the C:
2C+4=4.10
Subtract 4 from both sides:
2C=.10
Divide by 2 on both sides:
C=.05
I also thought .10 — until you really take it in that it says the bottle is 4.00 more than the cork, not actually 4.00

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