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# Water Shrink Factors Calculator

Water shrink factor for drying shelled corn to various moisture content (MC) levels. The water shrink factor is a constant for a final moisture content

##### Formula
`100 ÷ (100 - final MC)`
##### Example
```Final moisture  content (MC)  of the corn grain= 13.5%
100 ÷ (100 - 13.5) =  100 ÷ 86.5 = 1.15606936416185
Water shrink factor = 1.156 %
```

```What can you do with a water shrink factor?
Corn weighs 100000 lbs @ 22% MC
final MC = 13.5%
Water shrink factor for 13.5% MC  = 1.156 %
Calculate the weight loss percentage;
22 - 13.5 = 8.5
8.5 * 1.156 = 9.826
The loss in weight due to water shrink =  9.826%
9.826 ÷ 100 = 0.09826
100000 * 0.09826 = 9826
the loss in pounds = 9826 lbs
The weight of the corn @ 13.5% MC = 100000 - 9826  = 90174lbs
```

### Water Shrink Factor

Final Moisture Content %
Decimal Rounding # of digits in results

#### Results:

 Water Shrink Factor %

#### Calculation

1. enter the final moisture content of the corn
2. number of digits after the decimal point

#### Results

1. the water shrink factor