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When you dry mushrooms,they lose 72% of there wieght. What weight of fresh mushrooms do you need in order to get 12.25 pounds of dried mushrooms?

 Jun 28, 2020
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You need 12.25/0.72 = 17.01 pounds of dried mushrooms.

 Jun 28, 2020
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Since they lose 72% of their weight, they retain only 28% of their weight.

 

If x is the total weight of fresh mushrooms:  0.28 · x  =  12.25

     --->     x  =  12.25 / 0.28     --->     x  =  43.75  pounds of fresh mushrooms

 Jun 28, 2020
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Thank you

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