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February 27, 2019

Spring is just around the corner and thoughts of warm weather and fresh fruit occupies our minds, at least mine.  This provides motivation for this Challenge Problem.

Assume you are a truck driver delivering California strawberries to the Cedarville area. When you leave southern California, you have the back of your truck filled with 10 tons of strawberries. You check the water content of these berries and find them to be 95% water. While driving across the hot highway your berries dry out a little. (You should have had a refrigerator truck!) By the time you get to Cedarville the berries are 90% water. What is the weight of your strawberries when you deliver them to Cedarville?

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