Name________________________

**
WORD PROBLEMS--RATES #1**

**Directions**: Find
the rate in each problem below. There
are several ways to solve *rate problems*. The simplest

strategy is to simply divide the data. The key is to divide the data in the correct order. If the question asks

you to find the *miles/hour*,
then you should find the quotient of the miles divided by the hours, *not* the hours

divided by the miles.

1) Maureen
ate 18.5 cookies in 5 minutes. How many
cookies did she eat per minute?
1)
__________

2)
Marie ran 842.4 meters in 12 minutes. How many meters/minute did she run? 2) __________

3) John
paid $9.75 for 3 pounds of apples. How much
did he pay per pound? 3) __________

4) Anna
flew 985.6 miles in 112 minutes. How
many miles per minute did she fly? 4) __________

5) In
3 days, the temperature dropped 7.5 degrees.
How many degrees per day did the 5)
__________

temperature drop?

6) Ava
read 97.5 books in 13 months. How many
books per month did she read? 6) __________

7) Connor
filled his 99.2 gallon pool with water in 8 hours. How many gallons per hour 7) __________

did he use?

8)
__________

9)
__________

10) Hailey’s
plane climbed 844.8 feet in 64 seconds.
How fast did her plane climb 10) __________

every second?

11) It took
Jacob 21 hours to drive 467.25 laps. How
many laps per hour did he run? 11)
__________

12) Sophia
earned $24.75 in 3 hours. How many
dollars did she earn per hour?
12) __________

13) Aiden
bought 12.5 ounces of pop for $2. What
was the price per ounce?
13) __________

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