The Stolen Money

A man walks into a store and steals a $100 bill. Five minutes later, he returns to the store and buys stuff worth $70. He pays with the bill that he had stolen, so the owner of the store returns him $30. How many dollars did the store owner lose?

Correct answer:

x =  100 USD

Step-by-step explanation:

x=100=100 USD

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Dr Math
The answer is $100 because that’s the only money that was stolen.

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Dr Math
or slight less than $100, because non-realised profit is not stolen. loss is less $100, depending on profit on stolen goods

Math student
Unfortunatly 100$ is incorrect because since the guy buys stuff for 70$ the owner need to get 70$ in cash back after he gave him 30$ he lost 30$...

Maths Student
The answer is 100 dollars because the good are worth 70$ and the owner give back him the change which is 30$ so 70+30=100.....but also because the 100$ was stolen

Maths Student
Answer is 100

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