# Math

The ratio of dogs to cats at an animal shelter is 3 to 2. How many dogs are at the shelter if there is a total of 30 animals?

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1. 3x = # dogs
2x = # cats

3x+2x = 30
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2. Since the ratio is 3 dogs to 2 cats, its a total of 5 animals

Therefore to find the number of dogs if a total of 30 animals are present you take

(3/5) x 30

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