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Question from Michelle:

In 2016 there were about 135 million households in the United States. 36.5% of the households own at least one dog. On average, these households have 1.6 dogs. How many millins of pet dogs were in the United States in 2016?

Hi Michelle,

What is 36.5 percent of 135,000,000? That's how many houses had at least one dog. The average number of dogs in these houses os 1.6. How many gogs is that?


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