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In a store window, there was a box of berries having a total weight of $200$ kg.  The berries were $95\%$ 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?

 Jan 11, 2024
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Suprising answer below  ! 

 

200 kg * 95% = 190 kg of water    and 10 kg of fruit solids

 

then,  after two days there is   STILL 10 kg of fruit solids which now represent  10% of the total weight 

          the total weight will then be only   100 kg  !!     

 Jan 11, 2024
edited by ElectricPavlov  Jan 11, 2024

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