2012 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 1

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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 neighborhood picnic?

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

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