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!
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.