The Potato Paradox is as follows:

Suppose a potato that is 99% water and 1% “essence of potato” is dehydrated such that it is now 98% water and 2% EOP. What percent of its original weight does the drier potato now weigh?

(Be very careful to explicitly write out the math. The potato loses more water than you think!)

Suppose a potato that is 99% water and 1% “essence of potato” is dehydrated such that it is now 98% water and 2% EOP. What percent of its original weight does the drier potato now weigh?

(Be very careful to explicitly write out the math. The potato loses more water than you think!)