A Lady buys Goods Worth Rs.200 | Puzzle with Answer

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A Lady buys Goods Worth Rs.200

(This was asked in IAS exam!)

A very simple but confusing puzzle.

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 d 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. 1200
D. 1800
E. 2000
F. 1600
G. Other
Simple yet confusing n challenging.
Logic to be given with answer.


G. Other is the correct answer

Rs. 1000 is the total loss the shopkeeper faced (Rs.800 balance amount + Rs.200 worth goods)


  1. Answer in E.2000
    Shopkeeper give 1000 as reimburse for fake note+ 800 balance paid to lady+200 worth goods.
    So total loss is 2000.


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