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  1. securespark

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    You're a shopkeeper.

    A thief comes in your store and steals £100 from the register without you knowing.

    He then returns and buys £70 worth of merchandise with that stolen £100, and you give him back £30 as change.

    How much are you out of pocket?

    A. £30

    B. £70

    C. £100

    D. £130

    E. £170

    F. £200
     
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  5. Jadele

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    F? - oh could be E actually
     
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  7. Jadele

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    When you going to post the answer?
     
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    He doesn't know the answer, that's why he asked. Maybe I don't know the answer.
     
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  10. He doesn't need to, it's C. The thief stole £100, so that's the loss. The fact that the thief came back in and bought some goods is immaterial.
     
  11. Jadele

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    no its not because the goods have a value
     
  12. trazor

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    Yes the thief walks out with £30.00 cash, and £70.00 in goods......£100.00 total
     
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  13. But it would be the same transaction whether the thief, or a normal customer bought them. This is the red herring part of the puzzle. The thief stole £100, and that's the only true loss.
     
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  14. Jadele

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    **** yeah got it lol
     
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