# A woman went to a store and steals \$100 and buys \$70 worth of goods. How much did the cashier lose?

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A woman went to a store and steals \$100 and buys \$70 worth of goods. How much did the cashier lose?
posted Feb 16, 2018

\$100
The owner loses \$100 due to theft but then gets the \$100 back when the person pays for the \$70 item. He has to give the customer \$30 in change, so he has lost \$30 cash in addition to the \$70 item he gave the customer. This works out to a total of \$100 lost.

answer Feb 16, 2018

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