# Pet Word Problems

## Worksheet Description

This worksheet is a series of word problems centered around the theme of pets and animal care, employing the concept of ratios. The problems challenge students to calculate the number of dogs in a shelter based on the ratio to cats, determine the quantity of cat treats related to dog treats, figure out exercise and food ratios for pets, and assess quantities related to pet grooming and supply sales. The scenarios are designed to be relatable for students who may have pets or an interest in animals, making the math more engaging.

The worksheet’s purpose is to educate students on how to apply and solve ratio problems in real-world contexts, in this case related to pet care and management. It reinforces the understanding of ratios, how to calculate them, and how to use these calculations to make informed decisions. Through these problems, students will learn to analyze situations, form ratios from given information, and use these ratios to find missing values, thereby improving their mathematical reasoning and problem-solving skills. The pet care context also serves to show the practical application of math in everyday life and professional fields such as veterinary medicine and animal shelter management.