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A local kennel has twice as many cats (c) as dogs (d). When full the kennel has a...
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Let c = the number of cats in the kennel
Let d = the number of the dogs in the kennel
There are twice as many cats as dogs: c = 2*d
When full, the total number of animals in the shelter is 30: 30 = c + d
Therefore, the two equations required to solve this problem are:
c = 2*d
30 = c + d
In order to solve for the number of cats, you must sub the first equation into the second equation. Now you can solve for the number of dogs. With this information you can determine the number of cats in the kennel when it is full by multiplying the number of dogs by 2.
Posted by crmhaske on May 9, 2013 at 4:34 PM (Answer #1)
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