DOG LOT MATH Hope has 17 dogs. A sack of dogfeed lasts 5 days during the summer, and costs \$12 a sack. How much does it cost her to feed the dogs for a 30 day month? ___________ How much does it cost her to feed her dogs from the beginning of May through the end of September.

If Hope fishes for her dogs, she can put up enough fish for all winter (October through April.) If she doesn't fish for them, she has to buy dogfeed. A \$12 sack of dogfeed lasts only 4 days during the winter.
How much is this for a 30 day month? _______
How much does she save by fishing? _____________

She has a chance to work in the cannery and clear \$1,500 in one month (after taxes.) She has to pay someone \$10/day to feed the dogs, and they consume 6 bags of dogfeed during that time. How much does dog care and dog feed cost her while she is away? What does she clear after dog care and dog feed expenses? ______________

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Challenge

Ted races dogs. He wins an average of \$12,000 a year in dog races. His expenses are high, almost \$8,000. But he is able to write his expenses off his taxes. With his other incomes, he is in the 30% tax bracket.

How much does he therefore clear from dog mushing?

Hint: He saves 30% of the \$8,000. This =_________ ?

He pays 30% tax on the winnings over \$8,000. He therefore gets to keep 70% of \$4,000.

His savings plus his winnings are _________ ?