Francois baked just enough cookies to fill all the orders at his bakery. While the cookies were cooling, a kitchen assistant knocked over a cooling rack and spilled 12% percent of the cookies onto the floor. Francois had to bake 36 more cookies to replace them. How many cookies were ordered in total?
12% of what is 36... 0.12x = 36 x = 36/0.12 x = 300 total cookies
There were a total of 300 cookies ordered 36=.12*c