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RATE

Definition of Rate

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

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.

Examples of Rate

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


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Solved Example on Rate

Ques:"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

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