# SOLUTION: An animal shelter has five times as many cats as dogs. Find the total number of cats if the total number of cats and dogs is 48. A. 5 cats B. 8 cats C. 13 cats

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 Click here to see ALL problems on test Question 550012: An animal shelter has five times as many cats as dogs. Find the total number of cats if the total number of cats and dogs is 48. A. 5 cats B. 8 cats C. 13 cats D. 40 cats Answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!c+d=48 c=5d c+d=48 5d+d=48 6d = 48 d = 48/6 d = 8 c = 5d c = 5(8) c = 40 So there are 40 cats