Barbecued Math

Here is another fun math problem involving the multiplication of fractions.

GrillingMr. Jefferson is planning a big picnic for his family.  He is expecting 12 adults and 24 children. He wants to make sure he will have enough meat to grill.  So, he will get 1/2 pound of hamburger for each adult and 1/4 pound for each child.

How many pounds of meat in total will Mr. Jefferson need to buy?

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