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?
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
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.
200 Rs product+ 800 change given to lady+ 1000 to the neighbor shopkeeper= Rs. 2000 total loss.
ANSWER = 1800
1) SHOPKEEPER1 TO LADY = 200 (GOODS) + 800 (CHANGE) = 1000 LOSS.
2) SHOPKEEPR1 TO SHOPKEEPER2 = 1000 (200 LEFT FROM PURCHASE AND 800 FROM HIS ACCOUNT) = 800 LOSS.
TOTAL = 1800!
Simple! 🙂
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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