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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?

is the answer 22??
help me please

  • math -

    let the total number of animals be x

    x/3 + 2x/12 + 19 = x
    x/3 + x/6 + 19 = x
    multiply by 6
    2x + x + 114 = 6x
    114 = 3x
    x = 38

    so number of dogs = 38/3 = not a whole number,
    neither is 38/6 for number of cats

    something is wrong with your question.
    I have a suspicion it has to do with the 2/12.
    check your typing.

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