Getting the Job Done—Work – Practice Problems

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After this lesson, you will be able to solve real world problems involving work rate.

The lesson begins by teaching you that the work rate is a rate at which work is done in a certain amount of time. It leads you to learn that the work rate is a ratio and can be converted to its unit work rate. It concludes with a more complex sample problem about work rate.

Learn about work rate by helping Margarete and Matilda measure their ability to complete the challenges they face during their journey to see the magical fairy Holly.

This video includes key concepts, notation, and vocabulary such as the term ratio (a relationship between two non-negative numbers, both of which are not zero); unit rate (a ratio of a quantity to one of another); and work rate (a rate at which work is done in a certain amount of time).

Before watching this video, you should already be familiar with ratios and unit rates.

After watching this video, you will be prepared to learn how to solve real world problems involving work rates.

Common Core Standard(s) in focus: 6.RP.A.3.B
A video intended for math students in the 6th grade
Recommended for students who are 11 - 12 years old

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Exercises in this Practice Problem
Determine who has the faster work rate.
Order the work rates.
Calculate the work rate for each word problem.
Find the fastest work rate.
Find the unit rate for each given rate.
Identify and add work rates.