Posted by **Cassidy** on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 6:28pm.

For every 20 cakes ordered from Barry's Bakery, 8 cakes ordered are chocolate. Which proportion can be used to determine x, the total number of cakes ordered from the bakery when 30 chocolate cakes have been ordered?

A. 8/12 = x/30

B. 8/20 = x/30

C. x/8 = 30/20

D. 8/20 = 30/x

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 6:31pm
I'll be glad to check your answer.

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**Damon**, Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 6:33pm
(8/20) x = 30

x = 600/8 = 75

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**Cassidy**, Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 7:21pm
The answer is B?

8*30 = 20*x

240 = 20x

240/20 = x

12 = x

x=12

correct?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 7:24pm
Nope. Please read the question again.

Damon's answer is correct.

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**Cassidy**, Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 7:31pm
oh oh i see it now, i thought that 30 in all and how many are there in chocolate cake, i messed up the question. the answer should be D, right?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 7:39pm
Right. D.

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**Cassidy**, Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 7:42pm
thank you ^.^

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 7:50pm
You're welcome. :-)

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