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?

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SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 24th August 2015 in Interview Puzzles.
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    Answer – Rs.1000 LOSS

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

    sheffali Curious Answered on 19th November 2015.
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    ANSWER = 1800

    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.
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    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.

    beer_bahadur Default Answered on 24th May 2016.
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