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# Unit Rate

## Definition of Unit Rate

Unit Rate is the ratio of two measurements in which the second term is 1.

### More About Unit of Measurement

The two measurements involved for which ratio are taken in unit rate is always different.

### Example of Unit Rate

If Nancy earns \$180 in 20 hours, then unit rate of her earning is given as 180/20 = \$9 per hour.

### Solved Example on Unit Rate

#### Ques: William can pack 60 toys in 4 hours. Find the unit rate with which he packs toys.

##### Choices:
• A. 16 toys/hour
• B. 15 toys/hour
• C. 14 toys/hour
• D. 13 toys/hour

#### Solution:

• Step 1: Unit rate is a ratio of different units of measurement with the second term being equal to 1.
• Step 2: So, Unit Rate = toys/hours =60/40
• Step 3: = [Divide both the numerator and the denominator by the denominator.]
• Step 4: =15/1 = 15 [Simplify.]
• Step 5: So, William can pack 15 toys/hour.

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