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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?

 Dec 19, 2021
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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

 Dec 19, 2021
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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.

 Dec 19, 2021

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