the weight of a watermelon is 20 kg inside it 98 % water ,then we put it under the sun the water become 95% ,what is the weight of the watermelon ?

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## Re: finding the weight of Watermelon

If the watermelon that weighs 20 kg has 98% water, we should first figure out what the weight of the other 2% is.

Weight of entire watermelon: 20 kg

Weight of the water: 20kg (0.98) =19.6 kg

Weight of the other part: 20kg (0.02) = 0.4 kg

After you find the weight of the “other part”, you can use this information to find the weight of the melon if it only has 95% water. Since the “other part” does not evaporate (unlike water), the weight of it stays the same.

Weight of the other part (5% of the total weight): 0.4 kg

0.4 kg / total weight = 0.05

0.4 / 0.05 = total weight

8 kg = total weight

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