Brian has fourteen pets. All of his pets are cats and dogs. Brian has four more cats than dogs. How many dogs does he have? Hi,I think the way to solve this problem is to "guess and check". I would do the guessing in some order and write down what I have done to keep track. There are fourteen pets and more cats than dogs so my first guess might be 8 cats. If there are 8 cats there must be 6 dogs. Here is the way I would keep track.
Now try 9 cats, then 10 cats,... until you have a difference of 4. Cheers,Penny
