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# Scale down the rate to determine each unit rate. EXPLAIN HOW YOU GOT IT!

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130 miles

2 hours

\$48

4 Ibs

Guest Sep 13, 2017
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As of the first one, you could say that a person drove 130 in 2 hours, therefore if you want to find the speed at which the person drove (mph/miles per hour) you divide both numbers with the number of hours traveled.

calculation:

130/2

2/2

That draws you to the conclusion that the person was driving at a speed of 65mph (miles per hour).

As of the second, you could say that you paid \$48 for 4 lbs of flour for example. If you then want to know the price of 1 lbs of flour you would have to divide both numbers by the amount of flour you paid \$48 for.

calculation:

48/4

4/4

This tells you that 1 lbs of flour cost \$12.

I hope this was helpful, let me know if I misunderstood the question. :)

ChoZerr  Sep 13, 2017

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