tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2217022227008948602.post9153102873532076908..comments2019-09-04T23:01:49.096-07:00Comments on The Puzzle Page: Does it Come in a Box?Unknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger8125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2217022227008948602.post-3513799850611094162010-05-10T02:47:45.391-07:002010-05-10T02:47:45.391-07:0050c50clockiecolehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03557277910243065910noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2217022227008948602.post-19859249886946289092009-12-16T12:06:01.707-08:002009-12-16T12:06:01.707-08:00The Bottle costs $1. Because if the bottle costs $...The Bottle costs $1. Because if the bottle costs $1 and the wine costs $9 more than the bottle then that brings the total up to $10 which is what it costs in the 1st placeAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2217022227008948602.post-10846452839659230552009-02-14T07:53:00.000-08:002009-02-14T07:53:00.000-08:00the value of the bottle could be any number from 1...the value of the bottle could be any number from 1 to 99 cents. EasyAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2217022227008948602.post-14968622302925996142008-06-26T12:36:00.000-07:002008-06-26T12:36:00.000-07:0050 cents50 centsAm-Hamhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00927183420783544494noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2217022227008948602.post-74472675389770256902008-06-20T14:04:00.000-07:002008-06-20T14:04:00.000-07:00Curious,I like to leave the problems without provi...Curious,<BR/><BR/>I like to leave the problems without providing solutions so that readers have a chance to work on the problems without being tempted with an easy solution right away.<BR/><BR/>Fifty cents is indeed the correct answer. Using some simple algebra shows us why:<BR/><BR/>The value of the bottle = B.<BR/><BR/>The value of the wine (W) = B+9.<BR/><BR/>The total value of the bottle (B) plus the wine (W) is: B+W = 10.<BR/><BR/>W is equal to B+9 so if we substitute 'W' with 'B+9' we find that the total value is: B+B+9 = 10.<BR/><BR/>We can now subtract 9 from both sides of the equation: B+B = 1 <BR/><BR/>or <BR/><BR/>2*B = 1.<BR/><BR/>Since we only have one bottle (B), not two (2*B) we divide both sides of the equation by 2 and see that the value of the bottle (B) is 0.5.Erikhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14514993727423832898noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2217022227008948602.post-64892203266987062782008-05-01T09:32:00.000-07:002008-05-01T09:32:00.000-07:00Tough one! 50 cents by some comments. I don't know...Tough one! 50 cents by some comments. I don't know. What is the answer?? This blog would have been excellent if the author would post the answers.curiousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2217022227008948602.post-1657472608792130382008-04-25T08:16:00.000-07:002008-04-25T08:16:00.000-07:0050cent! Michael beat me to it, though.50cent! Michael beat me to it, though.Ginkgo100http://mypuzzlefix.blogspot.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2217022227008948602.post-16548221484439105842008-04-15T08:53:00.000-07:002008-04-15T08:53:00.000-07:00The value of the bottle is $0.5 and the value of t...The value of the bottle is $0.5 and the value of the wine is $9.5<BR/><BR/>Any other possible answer?Michaelhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13216420672659364777noreply@blogger.com