Dog Math!

Today the kids met a lovely Golden Retriever named Nemo.

“How old is Nemo?” asked one of the kids.
“9 years and 4 months” I replied.
“What is that in human years?”
“Well, let’s calculate.”

Given that different breeds age differently, we promptly went to9 http://www.pedigree.com/All-Things-Dog/dog-age-calculator/default.aspx
and found that a 9 year old Golden Retriever is 68 human years old while a 10 year old Golden is 75 human years old.

So, 1 Nemo year was equal to 7 (75 – 68) human years.

What would 4 months be?

1 year = 12 months = 7 years

4 months = 7/3 years = 2 1/3 years = 2 years and 4 months.

Thus, Nemo was 70 years and 4 months old. We had found his human age!

Many questions followed. Is one Nemo day equal to 7 human days? Will the dog die when he is 100 human years? And most importantly, if Nemo sleeps for 10 hours at night – does that mean he is sleeping the equivalent of 70 human hours? That is one lazy dog!

Dog Math!
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