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− | 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 | + | 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 picniczzzzzzz? |
<math>\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 </math> | <math>\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 </math> |
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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 picniczzzzzzz?
Solution 1
Since Rachelle uses pounds of meat to make hamburgers, she uses pounds of meat to make one hamburger. She'll need 24 times that amount of meat for 24 hamburgers, or .
Solution 2
So we have the proportion = to solve for x, multiply the left side of the equation by . We find that x=9. ~Andrew_Lu
See Also
2012 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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