# The mass of dried apples is 16% of the mass of fresh apples. How many fresh apples should you take to get 4

**The mass of dried apples is 16% of the mass of fresh apples. How many fresh apples should you take to get 4 tons of dried apples? How many dried apples will be obtained from 4.5 tons of fresh apples?**

It is known that the mass of dried apples is 16% of the mass of fresh apples. Let’s determine how much fresh apples should be taken to get 4 tons of dried ones. We make up the proportion.

4 tons of dried apples – 16%.

X t fresh apples – 100%.

X = 4 × 100 ÷ 16 = 25 tons.

This means that 25 tons of fresh apples will be required.

Let’s determine how many dried apples will be obtained from 4.5 tons of fresh apples. We make up the proportion.

4.5 tons of fresh apples is 100%.

X tons of dried apples – 16%.

Find the unknown value of x.

X = 4.5 × 16 ÷ 100 = 0.72 tons of dried apples.

This means that you get 0.72 tons of dried apples.