# A pet store currently has a total of 45 cats and dogs. There are 7 more cats than dogs. How do you find the number of cats and dogs in the store?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 20, 2016

In the store there are currently 19 dogs and 26 cats.

#### Explanation:

We are looking for the number of cats and dogs so let's call

Now we are told there are 7 more cats (

We are also told there is a total of 45 cats (

We can now substitute, from the first equation,

Now that we have