# Puzzel?

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A whe woman buys a 78\$ necklace at a jewellery store. She gives the jeweler a cheque for 100 \$ because he does not have the 22\$ change on hand. He goes to another merchant next door. There he exchanges the woman's cheque for 100\$ in cash. He returns and gives the woman the necklace and her chnage. Later the cheque bounces and he must make it good to the other merchant. He originally paid 39\$ for the necklace. What is his total out of pocket loss?
Why would the woman write the check for \$100 instead of the \$78 the necklace cost?

I wouldn't go to a store and buy something for \$10 and write a check for \$100 so I could get \$90 in change. No store around here would allow it!

Anyway, he had to pay the other merchant \$100, he gave the woman \$22, and the necklace cost him \$39.
I'd say 22+39=\$61.
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Grammar GeekWhy would the woman write the check for \$100 instead of the \$78 the necklace cost?

I wouldn't go to a store and buy something for \$10 and write a check for \$100 so I could get \$90 in change. No store around here would allow it!

Anyway, he had to pay the other merchant \$100, he gave the woman \$22, and the necklace cost him \$39.

He just returned the \$100 (well, except the \$22), he didn't have to "pay" it. No wonder we're in a recession.
39+22+100-78=83
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Money Paid Out = \$39 for necklace, \$22 in change to woman, \$100 to merchant. That is a total of \$161.

Money Recieved = \$100 from the merchant

Paid out - Recieved (161 - 100) = Total loss of \$61

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