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An animal shelter spends $5.50 per day to care for each cat and $8.00 per day to care for each dog. Angel noticed that the shelter spent $54.00 caring for cats and dogs on Monday. Angel found a record showing that there were a total of 8 cats and dogs on monday. How many cats were at the shelter on Monday?

 Mar 5, 2020
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c = cats                    money from = $ 5.5 c

d = dogs  = 8-c         money from = $ 8(8-c)       money summed = $ 54

 

5.5c   + 8 *(8-c)  = 54       solve for c = number of cats

 Mar 5, 2020

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