Rate

Definition

A rate is a two-term ratio used to compare quantities having different units.

Example One

The illustration below shows a set of 8 pencils that cost $4.00.

Two ways of expressing this rate are given below:

This rate can also be expressed as a unit rate.

Example Two

A car travels 200 kilometres in 4 hours.

Some ways of expressing this rate are given below:

This rate can also be expressed as a unit rate.