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yitzchokm
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In this past weeks Jewish Press Magazine, a riddle was posed in the “family fun page”.

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?

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TheGoq
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LevAryeh
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Should be cork \$.05 and bottle \$4.05, am I missing something here?

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Bookworm120
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Is the cork supposed to cost 10 cents, or am I getting this wrong too? o.O

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oomis
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I’m thinking 5 cents also. But anything more complicated than a quadratic equasion is beyond me. 10 cents just seems too easy.

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☕ DaasYochid ☕
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yitzchokm
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The cork costs \$.10 and the bottle costs \$4.00″

#1000780
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The correct answer is \$.07, I’m going to wait to see if anyone can figure out why before giving the explanation.

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HaLeiVi
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The cork costs nothing. The bottle without a cork would cost \$4. When they add the cork they charge you another 10¢ for the bottle.

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writersoul
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Isn’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 :).

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mosheemes2
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The bottle is \$4. The cap is free. You bought them both in Michigan so there’s a ten cent deposit.

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yitzchokm
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\$.07 (cork) + \$4.00 is \$4.07. Your missing \$.03!

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LevAryeh
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\$.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

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yitzchokm
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now for the math:

x+(x+4)=4.10

2x-4=4.10-4

2x=.10

x=.05

Congrads to LAB writersoul and DY

the others sld be ashamed….

I’m kidding. I was stummped. My dad-out of High School for a few decades did it in ten seconds.

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☕ DaasYochid ☕
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Don’t forget Oomis.

#1000788
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\$.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.

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👑RebYidd23
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the cork costs ten dollars, the bottle 14, and there’s a discount if you buy both, so there is no answer

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64bitsomething
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Here 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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