8 thoughts on “Crime Quiz”

  1. Took me a while, but….I’m thinking:
    The shop owner lost $100.00.

    The thief took $100.00, plus a $70.00 item, plus the $30.00 change.
    The owner lost the same things. HOWEVER, the owner received the original $100.00 BACK when the thief paid for the items. Therefore he lost only the product plus the change = $100.00

  2. Dianne C, he actually lost less that that, because he marked up the products that the thief purchased. So if he had a 100% mark up, the goods cost him $35. So in this example he lost $65.00. (yeah, I know its not one of the choices)

    • Ya, I did think of that (although 100% mark up wasn’t what I was considering LOL). However, I figured that since he could have also sold the item to someone else for the $70.00, he lost out either way:-D

    • I pretty much agree with you. The owner has his $100 back, so he is out the $30 he gave in change, plus what ever the $70 worth of goods cost him.

  3. The thief took $100.00. He then took $70.00 worth of merchandise. So, that’s $170.00. But, he gave the owner $100.00 to pay for that merchandise. HOWEVER, It doesn’t matter that the $100.00 was the same $100-bill that he took originally. The purchase of the $70.00 in merchandise is a wholly separate transaction from the original theft of the $100.00 bill. That the original stolen $100-bill was used is of no matter…the thief might have used a different $100-bill that he had before. And, he received the appropriate amount of $30.00 in change. So…the thief stole a total of $100.00…Oh, did I mention I failed arithmetic in school?

  4. I think the answer is 100 … the owner lost it when it was stolen. When the thief purchased the goods, he gave the owner 100 the owner gave the thief the goods and the change IN EXCHANGE FOR a 100$ bill…which is what merchants do….

  5. 30 USD because it only asks how much money he lost. So the goods arent counted.

    He took 100 and the 70 came back in the register leaving a loss of 30USD.

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