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?
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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