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posted by
Sonya on
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Please explain how to get the answer.
At the animal shelter, 1/3 of the animals are dogs, 2/12 are cats, and 19 are other animals. How many animals are at the shelter?
I said 1/3x + 2/12x + 19 =
4/12x + 2/12x = 19=
6/12x = 19
1/2x = 19
x =

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PsyDAG,
Your first equation is incomplete, but if you make the final step, your answer will be correct.
1/3x + 2/12x + 19 = x OR
19 = x  1/3x  2/12x
19 = x  2/6x  1/6x
19 = x  1/2x = 1/2x
38 = x

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Tyler,
How does a 4th grader draw a picture to support this answer?