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potato paradox brain banger (141 views)


top expert
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(2wk)
i can't get to the bottom of this riddle the answer dosent make sense to me what do you think?:

you have 100 pounds in weight of potatos, they are 99% water 1% solid, you leave them out overnight they dry to 98% water what is the total weight now?

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God
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(2wk)
How much do the solids weigh?

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newbie
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(2wk)
Solids will stay the same.

if they lose 1% of water then the total will be 99lbs

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senior guru
Why would anyone leave their French Fries out all night?

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top expert
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(2wk)
@Crutchbender lots of laugher..haha

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senior master
99 lbs

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top expert
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(2wk)
thats what is said 99lbs but some say its 50lbs is the answer

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God
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(2wk)
@frhjve🦈 Let's put it to the test. We can do it on a smaller scale. Buy five pounds of potatoes, leave them in the sun all day. They will lose MORE than 1% of their water content...but will NOT lose 50% of their weight. No matter what the math says.

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