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# A Couple of Pets

Speaking of her beloved pets, Jessica reports, "He weighs exactly twice as much as she does and together they weigh 27 pounds." She also notes that her dog's weight is an odd number. How much do her dog and cat each weigh?

### Answer

Little Ruffina the dog weighs in at a feathery 9 pounds while Tip the tomcat tilts the scale at 18 pounds.Hide Answer Show Answer

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x+y=27

x=2y

3y=27

y=9

x=18

x=2y

3y=27

y=9

x=18

It was fun and tricky. Most people would think the dog is a boy.

Yeah, I suppose most people would.

very good!

A bit too easy, but nice job anyway.

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