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Thank you for your answer.

I see this hedge technique can be very useful when a PUT seller waiting for the shares to be assigned ( or expiration) while the stock value is on the way down.

a) short the stock means - Buying the PUT, correct?
would have been out a net of $0 and owned 0 shares

net Loss would have been = Cost paid for the PUT + $30 per share ( $230-$200) - correct?

In summary the net loss could have been minimized instead of a huge loss ( $115/share) and waiting for 2 years to recover etc.

This is a great learning for me!

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