Unit Rate Word Problems
For Every One
Unit rates are all around us: on speed limit signs, on car stickers, on our paychecks. Look for the telltale word "per" in the unit- miles per hour, miles per gallon, dollars per hour- these are all unit rates.
Finding unit rates are simple if you remember that the word "per" can be directly translated as divide. Want to find the average speed, in miles per hour? Just divide the miles traveled by the hours. How about the hourly wage, in dollars per hour? Again just divide! Dollars divided by hours.
Watch the Virtual GED Class video below for a complete explanation and tons of worked example problems.