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# Tina's Pets

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Tina has a large collection of pets. 1/3 of them are cats, 1/4 of them are dogs, 1/5 are hamsters and the rest are goldfish. If Tina has 39 goldfish, how many pets in total does she have?

### Answer

She has 180 pets in total.Cats + Dogs + Hamsters = 1/3 + 1/4 + 1/5 = 47/60.

Remainder = 13/60 = Number of Goldfish.

If 13/60 = 39, total number of animals = (39x60)/13 = 180.

In other words, 13/60 of Tina's pets are goldfish and because she has 39 goldfish, 39/13 = 3, so 1/60 = 3, 3x60 = 180, so 180 pets in total and the equation will look like, 20/60 + 15/60 + 12/60 + 13/60 = 60/60, or 1.

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## Comments

im the 1st 1

I loved this one! It made me think and it required math! It was pretty easy!

An easy one, and could be solved mentally too.

Aha! I got this one too! Nice word problem.

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