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.
- A. and
- B. and
- C. and
- D. none of these
Correct answer: A
- Step 1: Rate is a ratio that compares two quantities of different units.
- Step 2: The two rates given by the statement are