# The chef has 25 pounds of strip loin. The trim loss on the strip loin is 35% and the cooking loss is 80% of the trimmed weight. How many pounds of trimmed, cooked strip loin will the chef have left to serve to his customers?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 28, 2017

3.25 pounds

#### Explanation:

Let's break this word problem up into steps.

**1. The chef lost 35% after trimming.**

If you lose 35% of something, then there will be 65% remaining.

Another way to say

Therefore, the **amount of meat left after trimming** is

**2. The chef lost 80% after cooking.**

If you lose 80% of something, then there will be 20% remaining.

The **amount of meat left after cooking** is

After trimming and cooking, the chef will have **3.25 pounds** of cooked strip loin left.

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