# real world application

**Question description**

a.currently 40 rescues at a shelter- dogs and cats. use c to represent cats and d to represent dogs. write an algebraic equation that illustrates this.

b. there are 3 times as many cats as dogs. write an algebraic equation that illustrates this.

c. use the algebraic equations from part a and part b of the exercise as a system of equations. use substitution to determine how many of each type of pet is waiting for a home.

## Tutor Answer

Brown University

1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology

2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University

982 Tutors

Columbia University

1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University

2113 Tutors

Emory University

2279 Tutors

Harvard University

599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2319 Tutors

New York University

1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University

1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University

2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University

932 Tutors

Princeton University

1211 Tutors

Stanford University

983 Tutors

University of California

1282 Tutors

Oxford University

123 Tutors

Yale University

2325 Tutors