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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 95%, by weight. What was the total weight of the berries after two days, in kg?

 

BTW the answers are not 100 or 198.02

Anyways thanks for you help!

 Nov 2, 2023
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We can use the following formula to find the weight of the berries after two days:

New weight = Original weight * (1 - Water loss)

We know that the original weight of the berries was 200 kg and that the water loss was 99% - 95% = 4%. Therefore, the new weight of the berries is:

New weight = 200 kg * (1 - 0.04) = 200 kg * 0.96 = 192 kg

Therefore, the total weight of the berries after two days is 192 kg.

 Nov 2, 2023

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