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1-why should the maximum percent yield never be above 100%?

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More than 100% anything is not possible. If you have 5 oranges, what percentage of them can you eat? You can eat 1(1/5 = 20%), 2(2/5 = 40%), 3(60%), 4(80%), or 5(100%) BUT you can't eat 6 (greater than 100%) because you don't have 6 to eat. Right?

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why should the maximum percent yield never be above 100%?

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