# How much of a loss did the shopkeeper take?

A lady buys goods worth Rs 200 from a shop, whose shopkeeper is selling the goods with zero profit.

• The lady gives him a Rs 1000 note.

• The shopkeeper gets the change from the next shop, keeps Rs 200 for himself, and returns Rs 800 to the lady.

• Later the shopkeeper of the next shop comes with the Rs 1000 note saying “fake note” and takes his money back.

How much of a loss did the shopkeeper take?

SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 24th August 2015 in

EXPLAINATION-

Transaction 1 (Lady and Shopkeeper 1)

Lady to shopkeeper  =    Rs. 1000(FAKE)                                     = Rs 0             (EARN Rs.0)
Shopkeeper to Lady  =    Rs. 200 goods + Rs. 800 change  = Rs.1000    (EARN  –Rs.1000 ) – LOSS
Shopkeeper 2 given and took back Rs1000   –   NO NEED TO CONSIDER

FINALLY-
Shopkeeper 1 loss:     Rs.200 goods+ Rs.800 change – Rs. 1000 fake=  Rs.1000

Detective Expert Answered on 24th August 2015.

assume the both shopkeepers as a system ,
now the money came in the system=1000(fake)=0
the money went from the system=200+800
so loss =200 +800
=1000

this is definitely the loss of first shopkeeper.

BHARTI Starter Answered on 5th December 2015.

200  Rs product+ 800 change given to lady+ 1000 to the neighbor shopkeeper= Rs. 2000 total loss.

sheffali Curious Answered on 19th November 2015.

1) SHOPKEEPER-1 TO LADY = 200 (GOODS) + 800 (CHANGE) = 1000 LOSS.
2) SHOPKEEPR-1 TO SHOPKEEPER-2 = 1000 (200 LEFT FROM PURCHASE AND 800 FROM HIS ACCOUNT) = 800 LOSS.

TOTAL = 1800!

Simple! 🙂

Ritz Starter Answered on 18th July 2018.

1800

200 worth goods + 800 real money that the lady takes home.
200 real money + 800 his own money that he pays back to next shopkeeper.
All he is left with is a 1000 fake note, which is 0.

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