# Difference between revisions of "Rate"

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− | Unit cancellation is a common strategy used in rate and conversion problems where if there are two instances of a unit written -- one on the numerator and the other on the denominator, then the instances are crossed out. For instance <math>\frac{60 \text{ kilometers}}{1 \text{ hour}} \cdot 2 \text{ hours} = 120 \text{ kilometers}</math>. | + | Unit cancellation is a common strategy used in rate and conversion problems where if there are two instances of a unit written -- one on the numerator and the other on the denominator, then the instances are crossed out. For instance, <math>\frac{60 \text{ kilometers}}{1 \text{ hour}} \cdot 2 \text{ hours} = 120 \text{ kilometers}</math>. |

==Problems== | ==Problems== | ||

* Practice Problems on [https://artofproblemsolving.com/alcumus/ Alcumus] | * Practice Problems on [https://artofproblemsolving.com/alcumus/ Alcumus] | ||

− | ** Unit Conversions | + | ** Unit Conversions (Prealgebra) |

− | ** Speed and Other Rates | + | ** Speed and Other Rates (Prealgebra) |

[[Category:Definition]] | [[Category:Definition]] |

## Latest revision as of 22:08, 7 September 2020

A **rate** is a type of ratio where something of one unit is compared with something else of another unit. Rates are applied in many real-world scenarios like unit conversions, speed/velocity, and per-item price.

Unit cancellation is a common strategy used in rate and conversion problems where if there are two instances of a unit written -- one on the numerator and the other on the denominator, then the instances are crossed out. For instance, .

## Problems

- Practice Problems on Alcumus
- Unit Conversions (Prealgebra)
- Speed and Other Rates (Prealgebra)