Posted by **HELP!!!** on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 8:43pm.

A baker uses dried skim milk that contains 3.0% moisture and costs $1.16 per lb, which on a moisture free basis would be $1.20 per lb. If liquid skim milk containing 90.5% water costs $1.60 per gallon (8.64 lbs), what would be the comparative cost of 1lb. dry solids from the liquid milk?

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**DrBob222**, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 9:06pm
Here is how the 3% stuff is calculated.

3% moisture = 97% milk; therefore,

1.16 x (100%/97%) = 1.20

So wouldn't we do the liquid milk the same way?

1.60 x (100/9.5) = ??/8.64 lbs.

So the cost per 1 lb is xx.

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**HELP!!!**, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 11:41pm
so you have to find the percentage moisture loss

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