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To compute for water content, two essential parameters are needed and these parameters are **Mass of the water (M _{w}) **and

**Mass of the solid (M**

_{s}).The formula for calculating water content:

w = ^{Mw} / _{M}_{s}

Where:

w = Water Content

M_{w} = Mass of the Water

M_{s} = Mass of the Solid

Let’s solve an example;

Find the water content when the mass of the water is 28 and the mass of the solid is 7.

This implies that;

M_{w} = Mass of the Water = 28

M_{s} = Mass of the Solid = 7

w = ^{Mw} / _{Ms}

w = ^{28} / _{7}

w = 4

Therefore, the **water content **is **4.**

**Calculating the Mass of the Water when the Water Content and the Mass of the Solid is Given.**

M_{w} = w x M_{s}

Where;

M_{w} = Mass of the Water

w = Water Content

M_{s} = Mass of the Solid

Let’s solve an example;

Find the mass of the water when the water content is 15 and mass of the solid is 4.

This implies that;

w = Water Content = 15

M_{s} = Mass of the Solid = 4

M_{w} = w x M_{s}

M_{w} = 15 x 4

M_{w} = 60

Therefore, the **mass of the water **is **60.**

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