rate


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 lb of 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