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# Rate

## Definition of Rate

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

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.

### 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

#### 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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