Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 1 - Review - Page 102: 61


48 tons

Work Step by Step

If 20% is wet, then 80% is dry since the wet and dry portions must sum to 100%. To find the part that remains as dry matter, multiply the base times the rate. Divide the rate by 100 to convert from percent to decimal. $P=BR=60\ tons\times80\%=60\ tons\times0.8=48\ tons$
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