Brain Teaser: Cucumbers in the Sun

One day, after harvesting 20 pounds of cucumbers in your garden, you decide to take a nap and leave them in the sun. These cucumbers contain 99% of water, and after a few hours under the afternoon sun, they end up with 98% of water in them because of evaporation. How much of their original weight did they lose? I know the answer, but I’ll let you guys argue in the comments of our Facebook post.

[Cucumbers in the Sun | Cucumber Picture: Maksym Kozlenko / Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)]


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