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Denali and Nate work for a dog walking business and are paid for each dog they walk. Denali is responsible for 16 dogs and Nate is responsible for 12 dogs. Under the company's new policy, they will be assigned or unassigned new dogs in groups of x dogs. The ratio of Denali's pay to Nate's pay would be the same if Denali started walking 4x more dogs and Nate stayed at 12 dogs or if x of Nate's dogs were reassigned to Denali. Find x if x ≠ 0.

 Jun 24, 2020
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Let's write the equation for this! :D

 

(16+4x)/12 = (16+x)/12-x

Let's solve this equation!

 

--Cross multiply--

12(16+x) = (16+4x)(12-x)

 

--Expand--

192+12x = 192+32x-4x^2

 

--Combine "like" terms--

4x^2-20x=0

 

--Factor--

4x(x-5)=0

 

So, our answer would be x=5

 Jun 24, 2020

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