# SOLUTION: In a dog show there are 3 times as many collies as boxers. There are also 3 poodles for every 5 collies. What is the smallest possible number of dogs that could be in the dog sho

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 Question 159189: In a dog show there are 3 times as many collies as boxers. There are also 3 poodles for every 5 collies. What is the smallest possible number of dogs that could be in the dog show? Thank You!Answer by stanbon(57219)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!In a dog show there are 3 times as many collies as boxers. There are also 3 poodles for every 5 collies. What is the smallest possible number of dogs that could be in the dog show? ----------- # of boxers = "x" # of collies = "3x" # of poodles = (3/5)(3x) = (9/5)x ------------- Let x = 5 (# of boxers) Then 3x = 15 (# of collies) And (9/5)x = 9 (# of poodles) ------------- Cheers, Stan H.