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7-9.

Little Evan has $356$ stuffed animals, all of which are either teddy bears or dogs. He has $17$ more than twice as many dogs as teddy bears. How many teddy bears does he own? Write and solve an equation (or a system of equations) to solve this problem. Be sure to define your variable(s).

One equation should compare the number of dogs and teddy bears total and the other equation should compare the number of dogs compared to teddy bears.

$d = \text{dogs}$
$t = \text{teddy bears}$