Enter the weight of the individual or cumulative sieve (g) and the total dry mass before washing (g) into the Weight Retained in Sieve Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Weight Retained in Sieve.

## Weight Retained in Sieve Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Weight Retained in Sieve.

**WRS = WS / DM * 100**

Variables:

- WRS is the Weight Retained in Sieve (%)
- WS is the weight of the individual or cumulative sieve (g)
- DM is the total dry mass before washing (g)

## How to Calculate Weight Retained in Sieve?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Weight Retained in Sieve.

- First, determine the weight of the individual or cumulative sieve (g).
- Next, determine the total dry mass before washing (g).
- Next, gather the formula from above = WRS = WS / DM * 100.
- Finally, calculate the Weight Retained in Sieve.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem : **

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

weight of the individual or cumulative sieve (g) = 5

total dry mass before washing (g) = 7

WRS = WS / DM * 100** **= ?