# A total of 30 people made cake for a bake sale .Each person made 2 cakes Mrs.Larios found 20% of these cakes were chocolate.How many chocolate cakes were made for the sale?

Jun 3, 2018

12 of the cakes were chokolate.

#### Explanation:

As 30 people all made 2 cakes each, there were
$2 \cdot 30 = 60$ cakes in all.
To find out 20% of this the easiest is to change it into a fraction this time, as 20%=20/100=1/5

20% of the 60 cakes, therefore, is
$\frac{60}{5} = 12$ cakes
(you could also take:
20% of $60 = \frac{20}{100}$ of $60 = \frac{20}{100} \cdot 60 = 12$

Conclusion: 12 of the cakes were chokolate.