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WORD PROBLEMS--RATES #2

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.

It took Lucy 5 minutes to eat 2.5 sandwiches.  How many sandwiches did                        1) ____________

she eat per minute?

Marie ran 782.4 meters in 12 minutes.  How many meters/minute did she run?                   2) ____________

John paid \$6.75 for 3 pounds of apples.  How much did he pay per pound?                      3) ____________

Anna flew 761.6 miles in 112 minutes.  How many miles per minute did she fly?             4) ____________

In 3 days, the temperature dropped 13.5 degrees.  How many degrees per day did the    5) ____________

temperature drop?

Ava read 84.5 books in 13 months.  How many books per month did she read?               6) ____________

Connor filled his 91.2 gallon pool with water in 8 hours.  How many gallons per hour    7) ____________

did he use?

Addison drove 260.8 miles in 8 hours.  What was her speed in miles per hour?                8) ____________

Jackson graded 34.5 tests in 6 hours.  How many tests per hour did he grade?                9) ____________

Hailey’s plane climbed 1,292.8 feet in 64 seconds.  How fast did her plane climb         10) ____________

every second?

It took Jacob 21 hours to drive 477.75 laps.  How many laps per hour did he run?        11) ____________

Sophia earned \$39.75 in 3 hours.  How many dollars did she earn per hour?                   12) ____________

Aiden bought 12.5 ounces of chocolate for \$4.  What was the price per ounce?              13) ____________

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