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Since Rachelle uses <math>3</math> pounds of meat to make <math>8</math> hamburgers, she uses <math>\frac{3}{8}</math> pounds of meat to make one hamburger. She'll need 24 times that amount of meat for 24 hamburgers, or <math>\frac{3}{8} \cdot 24 = \boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 9}</math>. | Since Rachelle uses <math>3</math> pounds of meat to make <math>8</math> hamburgers, she uses <math>\frac{3}{8}</math> pounds of meat to make one hamburger. She'll need 24 times that amount of meat for 24 hamburgers, or <math>\frac{3}{8} \cdot 24 = \boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 9}</math>. | ||
− | + | ==Solution 2== | |
+ | So we have the proportion <math>\frac{3}{8}</math> = <math>\frac{x}{24}</math> to solve for x, multiply the left side of the equation by <math>\frac{3}{3}</math>. We find that x=9. ~Andrew_Lu | ||
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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 neighborhood picnic?
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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