Brain Game: Buy a Pen, Will Ya?

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Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge is one of my favorite old puzzles, because (for most of us) it makes you think more than you'll think you have to think. At least, that's what I think. Here we go:

John bought a pencil case and a pencil
(both at sticker price) for a total of $2.

The pencil case cost $1.50 more than the pencil.

How much did the pencil cost?

Here is the ANSWER.

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