What percentage of people have a dog?How many people do not own a dog or cat?What was the most popular pet among those surveyed? By how many responses does this pet lead?In a survey of 300 people,...

What percentage of people have a dog?
How many people do not own a dog or cat?
What was the most popular pet among those surveyed?
By how many responses does this pet lead?

In a survey of 300 people, 129 person said they own a dog 34% said they have cat 17% have a gerbil and some people said they did not own a pet. No one has multiple pets.

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

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In the survey of 300 people, 129 person said they own a dog, 34% said they have cat, 17% have a gerbil and some people said they did not own a pet. No one has more than one pet.

The percentage of people with a dog is `(129/300)*100 = 43%`

The percentage of people that own a cat is 34%. Using this and the percentage of people that own a dog, the percentage of people that own neither of the two is 100% - 77% = 23%, this is equivalent to 69 people.

The most popular pet is a dog as 43% have a dog, 34% have a cat, 17% have a gerbil and 6% don't have a pet.

The number of people with a dog is greater than the number of people with a cat, which is the second most popular pet, by 27.

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agkrickett | Elementary School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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129 / 300 would equal your percentage of responses owning a dog. (So 43%).

Add together the % of people surveyed who own a cat and the  % of those who own a dog (.34 + .43 = .77) then take that away from 100% (1 - .77 = .23) for the percentage of people who do not own a cat or dog. (So 23%)

With 129 responses, the dog is the leading pet above cats (102 responses) by 27 responses gerbils (51 responses) by 78 responses, and no pet (18 responses) by 111 responses.