A cucumber puzzle

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A cucumber puzzle

Postby rjamil » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:27 pm

A salesman buy 200 kgs of fresh cucumbers from farm containing 99% water. When he reached his godown, the cucumbers contained 98% water due to hot weather.
What is the weight of cucumbers in kgs now?

If the cucumbers reduced 1% more water at the end of the day then how much more weight in kgs reduced?

Hint, a surprising result achieved when cucumbers dried out.
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Re: A cucumber puzzle

Postby tarek » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:11 pm

The variation in difficulty makes you think twice but I’m happy :D

With this one the dry wt is constant and is 2kg
And the start water content is 198kg

After the hot day the 2kg (constant) is now 2% which makes the total wt = 2 * 100 / 2 = 100kg and water content 98kg

Further 1% water loss is 98 * 1 /100 = .98 kg. Total weight now is 99.02 kg


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