The moisture content is illustrated by the image below.

To compute for moisture content, two essential parameters are needed and these parameters are **Weight of the Sample before Drying (G)** and **Weight of the Sample after Drying (G _{1}).**

The formula for calculating moisture content:

w = 100(^{(G – G1)}/_{G})

Where:

w = Moisture Content

G = Weight of the Sample before Drying

G_{1} = Weight of the Sample after Drying

Let’s solve an example;

Find the moisture content when the weight of the sample before drying is 40 and the weight of the sample after drying is 10.

This implies that;

G = Weight of the Sample before Drying = 40

G_{1} = Weight of the Sample after Drying = 10

w = 100(^{(G – G1)}/_{G})

w = 100(^{(40 – 10)}/_{40})

w = 100(^{30}/_{40})

w = 100(0.75)

w = 75

Therefore, the **moisture content **is **75%.**

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