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Potato Puzzle

Initially, how much water mass did the potatoes have?
99 kg.

Initially, how much dry mass did the potatoes have?
1 kg.

Does dry mass go away with dehydration?
No. (Dehydration is the loss of water.)

Therefore, how many kilograms of dry mass will there be after dehydration?
1 kg. (It doesn’t change.)

After dehydration, what percent of the potatoes are dry mass?
2%. (100%-98%=2%)

If 2% of the weight is 1 kg, what is 100% of the weight?
50 kg. The total weight of potatoes after dehydration is 50 kg.

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