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Financial Analyst Interview

-Newark, DE

J.P. Morgan

You have a bat and a ball. The bat is 1 dollar more than the ball and they both add up to 1.50. How much are each?

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1.25 and 0.25

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1.25 for the bat and .25 for the ball... You could not value the bat at 1.50 or 1.00, because they are not equal to 1 dollar more than the ball.

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1.25 for the bat and .25 for the ball... You could not value the bat at 1.50 or 1.00, because they are not equal to 1 dollar more than the ball.

Joel on

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ball costs x and bat costs x+1.the adds up x+(x+1)=1.5 so 2x=0.5 and x=0.25 so ball costs 0.25 and bat cost x+1 which is 1+0.25=1.25

Anonymous on

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Are you guys serious? The ball is $1 more!!! 1.50 and 0 would be $1.50 more!! Do not apply.

Anonymous on

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It's 1.25 and .25 . The price of the bat has to be a dollar more than the price of the bat . If the ball is .50 cents then the bat would be 1.50 . Meaning that in total it would be 2 dollars . Now as for the bat being 1.50 and the ball being 0.00 . The bat has to be a dollar more than the ball. A dollar more than 0.00 is 1.00 . So the ball and the bat together would only be 1.00. When the ball is .25 , the bat would be priced at 1.25. When you add the ball and the bat together (1.25 + .25) the total is 1.50 .

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I knew there would be at least a couple who said 1 and .50 ... lol.

Anonymous on

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$1:25 for the bat, and $0.25 for the ball.

Anonymous on

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Why not 1.50 and 0.00 if question does not place any restrictions on values for bat and ball.

Anonymous on

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Why not $1.00 for bat and $.50 for the ball

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