# Madan placed a Rs2000 note on the table and left for work. When he returned back..................Who stole the money?

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Madan placed a Rs2000 note on the table and left for work.

When he returned back he found that the money was gone.

There were only 3 people in his house that day: the cook, the maid and the electrician.

The cook said he put the note under a book on the table to keep it safe.

The man checked and it is no longer there.

The maid said she moved the note to the inside of the book between pages 14 and 15 while she was cleaning.

Again, the man checked the book and there was nothing between page 14 and 15.

The electrician said he saw the note sticking out of the book and he moved it between page 15 and 16 to keep it safe.
Who stole the money?

posted Feb 13, 2018

After maid's reply the man checked the book's pages 14 & 15 and was satisfied with her response, which means the pages 14 and 15 are 2 seperate pages. This makes the electricians response the fake one because 15 & 16 will be the same page physically and no note can be hidden there.

Therefore Electrician is the one who stole.

Here maid and electrician are contradicting, so one of them should have stolen.
According to common numbering of book,
Page 15 and 16 will be intact, while 14 and 15 will be on different sheets,
So electrician cannot place it in a single interacted page
Also if the book was differently started from numbering starting from left page, then after examining maid's answer itself, Madan should have known and would have not enquired electrician further.

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