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

Answer:

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.

#100% - 35% = 65%#

Another way to say #65%# is #65/100#, or #.65#.

Therefore, the amount of meat left after trimming is

#25 xx .65 = 16.25# pounds

2. The chef lost 80% after cooking.

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

#100% - 80% = 20%#

The amount of meat left after cooking is

#16.25 xx .20 = 3.25# pounds

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

Hope this helps!