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**
WORD PROBLEMS--RATES #1-KEY**

**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.

Amy ate 27.5 cookies in 5.5 minutes. How many cookies did she eat per minute? 1) __5 cookies/min__

Mary ran 780.8 meters in 12.8
minutes. How many meters/minute did she
run? 2) __61 m/min___

Steve paid $6.75 for 2.25 pounds of apples. How much did he pay per pound? 3) ___$3/lb___

Anna flew 785.4 miles in 112.2
minutes. How many miles per minute did
she fly? 4) ___7 miles/min___

In 3.5 days, the temperature dropped 10.5 degrees. How many degrees per day did the 5) ___3 deg/day___

temperature drop?

Ava read 93.5 books in 8.5 months. How many books per month did she read? 6)
__11 bks/month__

Connor filled his 99.2 gallon pool with water in 12.4
hours. How many gallons per hour 7) ___8 gal/hr___

did he use?

___31 mph___

__ 5 tests/h___

Hailey’s plane climbed 834.6 feet in 64.2 seconds. How fast did her plane climb 10)
___13 ft/sec___

every second?

It took Jacob 21.4 hours to drive 470.8 laps. How many laps per hour did he run? 11) ___22 laps/h___

Sophia earned $29.25 in 3.25
hours. How many dollars did she earn per
hour? 12) ___$9/hr___

Aiden bought
16.5 ounces of pop for $1.98. What was
the price per ounce?
13) ___$0.12/oz___

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