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Steve and Kath 02/02/2018

How do you solve this math's problem?

"There are 49 dogs signed up to compete in the dog show," the question begins.

"There are 36 more small dogs than large dogs signed up to compete. How many small dogs are signed up to compete?"

Here is how you work it out.

Find the difference between 49 & 36. This is the difference between how many total dogs and how many small dogs.

49-36=13. 

Divide that difference into 2. For small dogs and large dogs.

13/2=6.5. 

Ignoring the fact this means there's only half a dog kicking about this dog show.

36+6.5=42.5.

42.5 (small dogs) + 6.5 (large dogs) = 49 (total dogs)

But how can you have a half a dog??

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