Units Resulting From Rate Calculations

Working With Units

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Working With Units

Understanding what the units mean when you find a rate or use a rate is just as important as calculating correctly.

Write the appropriate unit for each statement.

  1. Divide a quantity in minutes by a quantity in laps.
  2. Divide a quantity in beats by a quantity in minutes.
  3. Divide a quantity in miles by a quantity in hours.
  4. Multiply the answer from (c) by a quantity in hours.


  • When you divide to find a rate, the unit of the quotient is expressed in the form A per B .
  • Think of 30 minutes ÷ 5 laps. What would the unit in the answer be?