# Research can give you a great deal of information, but you will have to use your arithmetical…

Research can give you a great deal of information, but you will have to use your arithmetical skills to make it more useful. For example, imagine you are interested in opening a dog care service, and you have gathered the following facts:

• In 2000, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that there were 2.67 people per household.

• According to your city&#39;s public records, the population of your community is 80,000.

• The U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook1 2 estimates that the number of dog-owning households in a community equals 0.361 multiplied by the total number of households.

• The Sourcebook13 also estimates that the number of dogs in a community equals 0.578 multiplied by the total number of households-or 1 .6 multiplied by the number of dog-owning households.

Determine:

a. The number of dog-owning households in your community.

b. The number of dogs in your community. Round your answers off to the nearest whole number.