Definition of

Unit Rate

How much of something per 1 unit of something else.

Examples:

• 100 cars pass by in 2 hours. The unit rate is 50 cars per hour.
• You can paint 3 boards in half an hour. The unit rate is 6 boards per hour.
• 200 sausages were eaten by 50 people. The unit rate is 4 sausages per person.
• They need 5 m of thread to make 2 cm of cloth. The unit rate is 2.5 m per cm.
• The car can go 1000 km on 50 liters of fuel. The unit rate is 20 km per liter.
• There are 100 students and 4 teachers. The unit rate is 25 students per teacher.
• In the last 4 weeks Sam earned $2000. The unit rate is $500 per week.

 
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