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How much LOSS did the shopkeeper face? [CLOSED]

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A lady buys goods worth Rs.200 from a shop. (shopkeeper selling the goods with zero profit).
The lady gives him 1000 Rs note. The shopkeeper gets the change from the next shop and keeps 200 for himself and returns rs.800 to the lady.
Later the shopkeeper of the next shop comes with the 1000rs note saying "duplicate" and takes his money back.
"How much LOSS did the shopkeeper face ?"
A. 200
B. 800
C. 1000
D. 1200
E. 1800
F. 2000
G. Others

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posted Jun 2, 2016 by anonymous

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2 Answers

+1 vote

Loss is 1000 Rs only
Seller is selling at zero profit so Rs 200 he got for the 200 Rs Item.
Only loss in the whole process is 1000 Rs fake currency which shopkeeper need to bear. Rest all transactions are countered.

answer Jun 3, 2016 by Salil Agrawal
–1 vote

He lost Rs2000.
The 1000 he took from the shopkeeper and the 800 he gave the lady and goods worthy Rs200

answer Jun 3, 2016 by Ben Gichuhi