**Definition of Rate**

- Rate is a ratio that compares two quantities of different units.

**Examples of Rate**

- 20 oz of juice for $4, miles per hour, cost per pound etc. are examples of rate.

**More about Rate**

**Unit rate:**Unit rate is a rate in which the second term is 1.

For example, Jake types 10 words in 5 seconds.

Jake’s unit rate is the number of words he can type in a second.

His unit rate is 2 words per second.

**Solved Example on Rate**

"4

lbof meat costs $5." Identify the two rates given by the statement.

Choices:

A. and

B. and

C. and

D. none of these

Correct Answer: A

Solution:

Step 1:Rate is a ratio that compares two quantities of different units.

Step 2:The two rates given by the statement are and .

**Related Terms for Rate**

- Ratio
- Unit Rate