Sun 31 May 2020 14:27, UK

Many are trying to figure out the “baseball bat and ball cost 1.10 riddle”. Can’t figure it out? Not to worry, we have the answer for you.

During the lockdown we’ve turned to a number of things to help keep us busy and entertained.

There has been more gardening, cooking, films, TV and exercise for the majority of us, but unexpectedly, there have been plenty more riddles.

Over the last couple of months, many have taken to social media to share a wealth of riddles with their friends, family and followers. Some have been newly devised, whereas the very best have been resurfaced classics.

They’ve provided a nifty way to give our brains a quick workout but this latest one has some utterly stumped…

### Baseball bat and ball cost 1.10 riddle

Right, let’s dive into the riddle:

A bat and a ball cost \$1.10 in total. The bat costs \$1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

Think about it carefully before scrolling down to the answer; take the time to break it down.

Still haven’t got it?

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.

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.

Be sure to see if your family and friends can crack it! In the meantime, we have another riddle for you to try out:

“What is seen in the middle of March and April that can’t be seen at the beginning or end of either month?”

In other news, Lucifer fans are in luck.