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.

Video Examples: Rate of Change


Examples of Rate

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

Solved Example on Rate

Ques:"4 lb of meat costs $5." Identify the two rates given by the statement.

    Choices:

    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