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In the farm pet club pet show, 44 pets are entered. There are 3 times as many dogs as cats and half as many ferrets as dogs. How many of each are there?

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    let the number of cats be c
    then the number of dogs is 3c
    and the number of ferrets is 3c/2

    c + 3c + 3c/2 = 44
    multiply be 2
    2c + 6c + 3c = 88

    I am sure you can finish it from there

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