OpenStudy (anonymous):

can someone help solve this

7 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

a veterinarian's clinic has a patient load of 150 cats and dogs. the ratio of cats to dogs is 4 to 8. how many patients are cats and how are dogs. explain

7 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

this is no help i am leaving!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

please help

7 years ago
OpenStudy (shadowfiend):

Hey bwern, lemme have a look.

7 years ago
OpenStudy (shadowfiend):

Ok, so the ratio of cats to dogs id 4 to 8, meaning for every 8 dogs, there are 4 cats.

7 years ago
OpenStudy (shadowfiend):

That means that out of every 12 animals, there are 4 cats and 8 dogs, so the fraction of cats in total animals is 4 / 12, and the fraction of dogs in total animals is 8 / 12.

7 years ago
OpenStudy (shadowfiend):

So, if you multiply 150 by each of those, you can find the number of acts and the number of dogs. If you simplify the fractions so that they have the lowest denominator, you will see that that's an easy calculation :)

7 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

k thx

7 years ago