Thu, 16/01/2014 - 21:53

A very simple but confusing puzzle on profit and loss.

A lady buys goods worth Rs.200 from a shop. (shopkeeper is selling the goods with zero profit). The lady gives him Rs.1000 note. The shopkeeper gets the change from the next shop and 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 “duplicate” and takes his money back.

a. 200

b. 1200

c. 1800

d. 1000

e. 2000

f. none of them

A lady buys goods worth Rs.200 from a shop. (shopkeeper is selling the goods with zero profit). The lady gives him Rs.1000 note. The shopkeeper gets the change from the next shop and 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 “duplicate” and takes his money back.

**How much LOSS did the shopkeeper face?**a. 200

b. 1200

c. 1800

d. 1000

e. 2000

f. none of them

Wed, 22/01/2014 - 00:50

#1
Shopkeeper and duplicate note puzzle on profit and loss

Why it can not be 1200?
As shopkeeper should return 1000 to next shopkeeper and lost goods worth 200, so total loss is: 1000+200.

Thu, 23/01/2014 - 11:39

#3
Yes, answer is 1000 :P

Now understood, how answer is 1000.. :)
Once the next Shopkeeper comes with 1000 Fake note, shopkeeper 1 gives 800 of his own money (which is a loss for him) and also he lost the goods worth 200 INR..
So total loss is: Rs.1000 (800+200)..

Its bit easy but bit confusing, thats'y I posted here.

Hint: Think you are a shopkeeper and you have no money in your pocket except that goods of worth 200 INR and then try to solve it.

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