In a store window, there was a box of berries having a total weight of 200 kg. The berries were 99% water, by weight. After two days in the sun, the water content of the berries was only 90%, by weight. What was the total weight of the berries after two days, in kg?

ABJeIIy Jul 9, 2024

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*In a store window, there was a box of berries having a total weight of 200 kg. The berries were 99% water, by weight. After two days in the sun, the water content of the berries was only 90%, by weight. What was the total weight of the berries after two days, in kg?*

The water was 99% of 200, so the pulp was 1% of 200 = 2 kg.

After two days in sun, 90% is water, but the pulp didn't evaporate.

There's still 2 kg pulp, which now accounts for 10% of the berries.

Since 10% is 2 kg, the total weight of the berries is now **20 kg**.

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Bosco Jul 9, 2024