How much water evaporated?

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There is a 100 pound watermelon laying out in the sun. 99 percent of the watermelon’s weight is water. After laying out for a few hours 98 percent of the watermelon’s weight is water.

How much water evaporated?

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    50 pounds.

    In the beginning it is 99 pounds water and 1 pound other stuff. At the end the 1 pound other stuff is 2 percent so the total weight is 50 pounds. 50 pounds – 1 pound other stuff = 49 pounds water. So 99 pounds – 49 pounds = 50 pounds water lost.

    silent47 Expert Answered on 21st August 2015.
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