# 2020 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 1

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## Problem

Luka is making lemonade to sell at a school fundraiser. His recipe requires $4$ times as much water as sugar and twice as much sugar as lemon juice. He uses $3$ cups of lemon juice. How many cups of water does he need? $\textbf{(A) }6 \qquad \textbf{(B) }8 \qquad \textbf{(C) }12 \qquad \textbf{(D) }18 \qquad \textbf{(E) }24$

## Solution 1

We have that $\text{lemonade} : \text{water} : \text{lemon juice} = 4\cdot 2 : 2 : 1 = 8 : 2 : 1$, so Luka needs $3 \cdot 8 = \boxed{\textbf{(E) }24}$ cups.

## Solution 2 (Stepwise)

Since the amount of sugar is twice the amount of lemon juice, Luka uses $3\cdot2=6$ cups of sugar.

Since the amount of water is $4$ times the amount of sugar, he uses $6\cdot4=\boxed{\textbf{(E) }24}$ cups of water.

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