There are twice as many snakes as fish in a pet shop. 5 of the fish are sold. There are 9 fish left in the pet shop. How many snakes are there in the pet shop?
hey so i belive the answer is 28
since 5 of the fish are sold and there are 9 fish left, that means there were 14 fish.
since there are twice as many snakes as fish, that would be 14x2=28
not sure if the answer is correct though
Instead of using "snake" and "fish", we will set snake and fish equal to s and f, respectively.
The equation s=2f is true.
Since 9 fish are left in the shop after 5 are sold, the original number of fish was 14.
If you substitute this into the first equation, s=2*14, so s=28.