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# hi Mom's i have another math question some one help.It's algebra confusing to me

In Alexa's neighborhood, there are 3 times as many dogs as birds.there are 5 more cats than birds. There are 24 cats. how many dogs are there?

Thank you CAFEMOMS.

Asked by jjfaraon at 8:59 PM on Nov. 17, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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• 24-5=19x3=57dogs.

• (24-5) X 3 = 57

24 cats- 5= 19 birds X 3 dogs = 57 dogs

I'm a nerd.... this was fun for me- hopefully I'm right =)

Answer by skittles1108 at 9:03 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

• Oh wow...I had no clue how to do it in real algebra like form. cool.

• I wish I'd gotten to this question first. I love Algebra problems!

Answer by ceallaigh at 9:05 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

• 3*B=D B=5-24 B=19 3*19=D D=57

• And we thought we would never use our math skills.

Answer by tootoobusy at 9:13 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

• CAFEMOMS, My daughter said THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!

Comment by jjfaraon (original poster) at 9:26 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

• Wow, we got voted down? What the heck for?

• D=3B (There are three times as many dogs as birds, so dogs = birdsx3)
C=5 + B (there are 5 more cats than birds, so birds plus 5 = cats)
There are 24 cats.
24=5 + B, So B=19
If B=19, then D=19x3, which is 57 dogs.

How fun! I love math too!

Answer by Sonnut at 7:18 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

• 57. I know it's already answered but it was fun to do it in my head!

Answer by Shanna84 at 11:22 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

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