Problem: One of the best-selling light, or low-calorie, beers is 4.4 % alcohol by volume and a 12-oz serving contains 110 Calories; remember: 1 Calorie = 1000 cal = 1 kcal. To estimate the percentage of Calories that comes from the alcohol, consider the following questions.    What percentage of the 110 Calories comes from the ethanol?

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vv % ethanol=volume ethanolvolume beer×100


% Calories ethanol=Cal ethanoltotal Cal×100

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One of the best-selling light, or low-calorie, beers is 4.4 % alcohol by volume and a 12-oz serving contains 110 Calories; remember: 1 Calorie = 1000 cal = 1 kcal. To estimate the percentage of Calories that comes from the alcohol, consider the following questions.    

What percentage of the 110 Calories comes from the ethanol?

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