Who wants strawberries?

Algebra Level 1

Legend: wt = weight

Strawberries contain about 15 wt% solids and 85 wt% water. To make strawberry jam, crushed strawberries and sugar are mixed in a 45:55 mass ratio, and the mixture is heated to evaporate water until the residue contains one-third water by mass.

Question: 1.) Calculate how many pounds of strawberries are needed to make a pound of jam.

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