2012 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 1

Problem

Rachelle uses 3 pounds of meat to make 8 hamburgers for her family. How many pounds of meat does she need to make 24 hamburgers for a neighbourhood picnic?

$\textbf{(A)}\hspace{.05in}6 \qquad \textbf{(B)}\hspace{.05in}6\dfrac23 \qquad \textbf{(C)}\hspace{.05in}7\dfrac12 \qquad \textbf{(D)}\hspace{.05in}8 \qquad \textbf{(E)}\hspace{.05in}9$

Solution 1

Since Rachelle uses $3$ pounds of meat to make $8$ hamburgers, she uses $\frac{3}{8}$ pounds of meat to make one hamburger. She'll need 24 times that amount of meat for 24 hamburgers, or $\frac{3}{8} \cdot 24 = \boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 9}$.

Solution 2

So we have the proportion $\frac{3}{8}$ = $\frac{x}{24}$ to solve for x, multiply the left side of the equation by $\frac{3}{3}$. We find that x=9. ~Andrew_Lu

See Also

2012 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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First Problem
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Problem 2
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