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An animal shelter houses only cats and dogs, and there are 25% more cats than dogs. If there are 40 cats, how many dogs are there, and how many animals are there total?

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Kosterk

x is  the number of dog y is the number of cats , y=40 25% of x is  25*x /100=25x/100=x/4 and there are 25% more cats than dogs means y+ x/4=x implies 40=(3/4)x x=160/3=53 so the number of dogs is 53 and the number of cats is 40 the total number is 53+40=93

jonathan1

x - number of dogs, 100%+ 25%= 125% x * 1.25 = 40 x = 40 : 1.25 x = 32 There are 32 dogs. In total: 32 + 40 = 72 animals.

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