**Definition of Unit Rate**

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

**More about Unit Rate**

- 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 $9 per hour.

**Solved Example on Unit Rate**

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

Correct Answer: B

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 =

Step 3:= [Divide both the numerator and the denominator by the denominator.]

Step 4:= = 15 [Simplify.]

Step 5:So, William can pack 15 toys/hour.

**Related Terms for Unit Rate**

- Denominator
- Equivalent Ratios
- Measure
- Numerator
- Ratio
- Unit of Measurement