# Danny just hired a new employee to work in your bakeshop. In one hour the employee burned 625 chocolate chip cookies. If this represented 25% of the day’s production, how many cookies did you plan on producing that day?

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#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

You know that the new employee burned

As you know, **percentages** are used to express fractions that have *denominator*. In this case, you can say that

#25% = 25/100#

This means that **for every**

#25/100 = 1/4 -># one chip burnedfor everyfour chips baked

Since you know how many chocolate chips were burned, you an *scale up* this number by using the **total number** of chocolate chips baked

#625 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("burned"))) * "4 baked"/(1color(red)(cancel(color(black)("burned")))) = "2500 baked"#

Therefore, the bakeshop baked