## anonymous 3 years ago Ugh another story problem. Hate these!

1. anonymous

At a pet show the ratio of dogs to cats is 4:3 if the number of cats is 45 find the number of dogs at the show?

2. anonymous

story problems are generally more easier.

3. anonymous

:/ not for me

4. anonymous

its on you how you interpret.

5. Shane_B

dogs to cats is 4:3 so cats to dogs is 3:4 Knowing that you can just relate the ratios:$\frac{3}{4}=\frac{45}{x}$

6. anonymous

let the common ratio be x. so no. of dogs = 4x no. of cats = 3x now , it is given that no. of cats = 45 = 3x find x. find no. of dogs.

7. anonymous

would it b 60?

8. anonymous

yes

9. Shane_B

I guess you could skip the first step to get the same answer:$\frac{4}{3}=\frac{x}{45}$

10. Shane_B

Yes. 60.

11. anonymous

thanks!