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 6 years ago '09        #41
Lil Jay 30 heat pts30
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 WhoNextWithPlex said:
funny how even the article wont explain how you end up with a value of 5 cents for the ball.

if the ball is 5 cents, and the first statement is that the bat costs 1 dollar more than the ball, how is the total money spent 1.10$?

my man up there has an equation that looks correct. but i see youve squared X. why? nobody said there were 2 balls. it states you bought a ball and a bat which cost 1 dollar and 10 cents. the bat is 1 dollar more than the ball. if the ball is 5 cents then why didnt you spend 1 dollar and 5 cents?

i feel like a retard.



I see ... dumb people are just stupid in a far more complex way
The very first initial thought is 1,10 - 1 ..
which pretty much everybody will light up in their brain if asked for an immediate answer.

But after a second or so I quickly realized.. the dollar is on top of half of what remains.
1,10$ - 1$ = 10c
10c / 2 = 5c
1,05 and 5c ...

but I see what the article is getting at.. I think often times it's the fact that intelligent people think things through in much more detail and very thoroughly.. when they face less complex problems they can't find the forest because of all those trees in the way.
 6 years ago '06        #42
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So does anyone have the final calculation as to why it's 0.05?
 6 years ago '10        #43
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 PG-13 said:
So does anyone have the final calculation as to why it's 0.05?
simple the ball cost .5 cents and the bat cost $1 more than the price of the ball

so the ball can't be 10 cents because if the bat cost $1 then it would only be 90 cents more than the ball.


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 06-14-2012, 07:59 PM         #44
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"A bat and ball cost a dollar and ten cents. The bat costs a dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?"


dumbest article

dumbest question


so im suppose to a.ssume that the bat and ball come together as a package?

why wouldn't u say that?

in normal math problems, u say that they come together


the more one has to a.ssume in math, the less likely he is to get the answer right


the bat costs a dollar more than the ball?

what and from this im suppose to get that the ball is 5 cents and the bat is 1.05?


 Trolling said:
x+(1+x)=1.10

2x +1=1.10
2x=.10
x=.05
the equation makes sense, but putting it into an equation is a dumb idea in itself because the way the wording of the question is doesnt imply that you need to put it in equation format


its simple plain english


this is why I've always said that the SATs are fu*king dumb as fu*k becuz they word sh*t without enough evidence and usually u have to take your best guess


you can't a.ssume that everything has a formula just from the way its worded. its dumb becuz theres too many possibilities




thats like doing a magic show in front of the same harvard and princeton students and asking them how they did it...most people won't know either


it is not a portrayal of intelligence of you're falsifying reality
 06-14-2012, 08:00 PM         #45
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I read You Are Not So Smart, by David McRaney. Everyone suffers from cognitive bias(among other things that fu*k with common sense, and judgement in general. I suggest the book(or audio version) to anyone interested in knowing why people act and thing the way they do.
 06-14-2012, 08:01 PM         #46
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 MajorD said:
simple the ball cost .5 cent and the bat cost $1 more than the price of the ball

so the ball can't be 10 cent because if the bat cost $1 then it would only be 90 cents more that the ball.
so why can't the ball be 9 cents 8 cents 7 cents 6 cents 5 cents 4 cents 3 cents 2 cents 1 cents 0 cents

?????
 06-14-2012, 08:03 PM         #47
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 cbjones said:
I read You Are Not So Smart, by David McRaney. Everyone suffers from cognitive bias(among other things that fu*k with common sense, and judgement in general. I suggest the book(or audio version) to anyone interested in knowing why people act and thing the way they do.
its simple

because instinctive functioning takes over logics when certain stimulus take over your attention


your body is designed to react, not think

which is why u have to constantly tell people think before you act


its how 2 n*ggas can end up dead because 1 stepped on the other's shoe

emotions



this question isn't a form of cognitive bias, its a trick question. trick questions are made for skeptics and over thinkers...its not a measure of intelligence
 06-14-2012, 08:08 PM         #48
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 MajorD said:
simple the ball cost .5 cent and the bat cost $1 more than the price of the ball

so the ball can't be 10 cent because if the bat cost $1 then it would only be 90 cents more that the ball.
this dude is right. think about it.

A bat and ball cost a dollar and ten cents. The bat costs a dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

if the ball was 10 cent and the bat cost $1 MORE, then the bat cost $1.10. then add the ball and the total is $1.20, which is not right...

the ball has to be "5 cents". the bat costs $1 MORE. 5cents plus $1 is $1.05 for the bat alone. then add the 5cents for the ball and you get $1.10...

does that makes a lil more sense??


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 6 years ago '05        #49
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 LowaEastSide5 said:
SMH

Because if the ball is 5 cents. and bat costs 1 dollar more. the bat costs 1.05. Bat plus ball is 1.05 + .5 which equals 1.10
thank you sir.... these n*ggas had me like
 6 years ago '04        #50
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Cuz smart people are confident they already know the answer, they a.ssume their right and dont take the time to evaluate what they are actually doing.
 6 years ago '05        #51
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fu*k your word trickery/sorcery, that sh*t aint math its a fools trap
 06-14-2012, 08:24 PM         #52
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 Minister said:
so why can't the ball be 9 cents 8 cents 7 cents 6 cents 5 cents 4 cents 3 cents 2 cents 1 cents 0 cents

?????
no one can answer this?
 6 years ago '05        #53
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 6 years ago '11        #54
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 WhoNextWithPlex said:
funny how even the article wont explain how you end up with a value of 5 cents for the ball.

if the ball is 5 cents, and the first statement is that the bat costs 1 dollar more than the ball, how is the total money spent 1.10$?

my man up there has an equation that looks correct. but i see youve squared X. why? nobody said there were 2 balls. it states you bought a ball and a bat which cost 1 dollar and 10 cents. the bat is 1 dollar more than the ball. if the ball is 5 cents then why didnt you spend 1 dollar and 5 cents?

i feel like a retard.
Distributive Property?
 6 years ago '11        #55
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 turntabledj said:
Cuz smart people are confident they already know the answer, they a.ssume their right and dont take the time to evaluate what they are actually doing.
Could be with some. But I can also make the argument that a more intelligent person is more likely to second guess themself cause they always see an alternative or another possibility. A less intelligent person, no so much due to thinking capacity(I'm a.ssuming that's what it's called btw)


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 6 years ago '11        #56
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 Minister said:
no one can answer this?
I agreed with you on them using this as an example of cognitive bias by giving a pretty vague word problem. But if the ball coast any more or less than 5 cents, the bat would never cost a exactly a dollar more than the ball and equal $1.10
 6 years ago '04        #57
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lol, was about to go with 1 and 10 but then realized that .1 + 1 is not 1. realized it was 1.05 a second later.

full math explanation:

bat (b) + ball (a) = 1.10
b = a +1

substitute b into the first equation

(a+1) + a = 1.10
2a + 1 = 1.10

subtract 1 from both sides.

2a = .10

divide both sides by 2
a = .05
ball = .05

b = a + 1
b = .05 + 1
bat = 1.05
 6 years ago '05        #58
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 ImInHerMouth said:
I agreed with you on them using this as an example of cognitive bias by giving a pretty vague word problem. But if the ball coast any more or less than 5 cents, the bat would never cost a exactly a dollar more than the ball and equal $1.10
Thank you!
This is simple math
 6 years ago '05        #59
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 Chest Rockwell said:
aint no baseball bats out there that cost $1.05, fu*k outta here
it didn't say baseball bat...it said a bat and a ball...


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 6 years ago '04        #60
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 e G o Maniac said:
I got it wrong too

me too
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