Why is this yield factor equation the way it is?
July 14, 2009 10:15 AM Subscribe
Why is this formula for food yield factor the way it is?
posted by starvingartist to food & drink (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
One of our clients is a meat wholesaler - bacon, sausage, pork, deli, etc. They want a food cost calculator on their site, and this is the formula they gave us:
Yield Factor = ((Starting Weight x Cost)/Final Weight)/Cost
Doesn't the cost cancel out of the equation? Why isn't it just Starting Weight / Final Weight?