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 To maintain an equal playing field among teams, each problem has a cost limit. This is the maximum allowable total value of the items used in the team’s final problem solution at the competition. All materials used in the presentation of the team’s solution, except those that are exempt from cost, must be counted in this value (see assigned value and exempt below). The team must include an item’s value even if it is borrowed or donated; however, items may be valued at “garage sale“ prices. This is a used, or second-hand,​ price. Items purchased new must be listed at full price, and the team should retain the receipt. To maintain an equal playing field among teams, each problem has a cost limit. This is the maximum allowable total value of the items used in the team’s final problem solution at the competition. All materials used in the presentation of the team’s solution, except those that are exempt from cost, must be counted in this value (see assigned value and exempt below). The team must include an item’s value even if it is borrowed or donated; however, items may be valued at “garage sale“ prices. This is a used, or second-hand,​ price. Items purchased new must be listed at full price, and the team should retain the receipt.
  
-If the team uses only part of an item, for example, half a can of paint or a segment of a 2 x 4, the team is required to list the value of only the portion used. If a team exceeds the cost limit, it will be penalized. If a team fails to list any of its items on the [[Forms|cost form]],​ the [[staging area judge]] will allow them to add the value of those items. If adding the value puts them over the cost limit, judges will assess a [[Penalties|penalty]].+If the team uses only part of an item, for example, half a can of paint or a segment of a 2 x 4, the team is required to list the value of only the portion used. If a team exceeds the cost limit, it will be penalized. If a team fails to list any of its items on the [[Forms|cost form]],​ the [[Judging#​Staging Area Judge|staging area judge]] will allow them to add the value of those items. If adding the value puts them over the cost limit, judges will assess a [[Penalties|penalty]].
  
 Each team must give the staging area judge a copy of its completed cost form (PDF) before it begins its long-term presentation. The value of materials used must be listed on the form in the currency used by the country where the competition is held. Cost limits are given in United States dollars. Associations will announce their official exchange rates no later than October 15 of that program year. If these are not published, non-USA teams must use the exchange rate for their country as of October 1 of the program year to determine material values. Each team must give the staging area judge a copy of its completed cost form (PDF) before it begins its long-term presentation. The value of materials used must be listed on the form in the currency used by the country where the competition is held. Cost limits are given in United States dollars. Associations will announce their official exchange rates no later than October 15 of that program year. If these are not published, non-USA teams must use the exchange rate for their country as of October 1 of the program year to determine material values.
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