math
posted by charisma on .
In a pet shop one half of the animals are dogs.one fourth of the animals are bunnies. Six of the animals are cats. There are an equal number of cats and bunnies. How many dogs are there in the pet shop

Let A=number of animals, D=number of dogs, B=number of bunnies, and C=number of cats.
Given:
1/2*A = D
1/4*A = B
C = 6
C = B
Solution:
C=B=6
1/4*A=B=6
1/4*A=6
A=6*4=24
D=1/2*A
D=1/2*24
D=12
Therefore, there are 12 dogs.