Hey guys! Here is this week’s math problem for you to solve.
Use the figure above to first determine which statements are a ratio and which statements are a rate. For the ratios, come up with 2 possible equivalent ratios. For the rates, simplify them down to a unit rate. Stuck? Need to check your answers? The answers are below.
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18 beats : 2 hours is a rate. It can be simplified to a unit rate of 9 beats : 1 hour.
14 hot-dogs : 3 cheeseburgers is a ratio. Two possible equivalent ratios are 28 hot-dogs : 6 cheeseburgers and 42 hot-dogs : 9 cheeseburgers.
140 words : 7 minutes is a rate. It can be simplified to a unit rate of 20 words : 1 minute.
4 strawberry : 3 vanilla is a ratio. Two possible equivalent ratios are 8 strawberry : 6 vanilla and 12 strawberry : 9 vanilla.