These lessons, with videos, examples and solutions, help Grade 6 students understand the concept of a unit rate a/b associated with a ratio a:b with b ≠ 0, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship.
For example, “This recipe has a ratio of 3 cups of flour to 4 cups of sugar, so there is 3/4 cup of flour for each cup of sugar.” “We paid $75 for 15 hamburgers, which is a rate of $5 per hamburger.”
Common Core: 6.RP.2
Component Skills from Previous Grades
Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities.
The following diagram shows some examples of unit rates. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions on how to find unit rates.
Understand unit rate and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship (6.RP.2)
How rates are part of the ratio family?
Unit rates are ratios that compare two measurements (units) and the second measurement is 1 (per)
Some examples of unit rates are:
miles per hour, blinks per second, calories per serving, steps per day and heart beats per minute.
What is the unit rate?
A unit rate is a comparison of two numeric measurements in which one of the terms has a value of 1.
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