# How can number of pets be 1.5

estimation
New answer on Jun 29, 2021
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I saw a case estimating number of cats per household as 1.5 how can this be? I see how it can work for FTE but how does it translate for pets?

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In the exact same way that a birthrate can be 1.2 in a country, or the average children/cars per household can be 1.5!

Essentially what this means is that, for every 2 households, there are 3 pets. (e.g 1 household has 3 and the other has 0 OR 1 household has 2 and the other has 1)

each household, on average, has 1 dog and 1 cat - which is an inferior animal, thus counting as half.

jokes aside, it could be the case that the average house in this specific area is 3 households and 2 pets.

Are you seriously asking how averages work?

As someone who claims to be a coach, it’s a poor reflection that you’d take time out of your busy day just to leave a sarcastic comment that adds no value.

Hi, it is an average, so a number with commas can be in this case acceptable.

Best,
Antonello