Problem Solving Using Rates, Unit Rates, and Conversions – Practice Problems

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After this lesson, you will be able to solve real world problems involving rates, unit rates, and conversions.

The lesson begins by teaching you that rates can be combined once they have common units and reduced to unit rates. It leads you to learn how to convert units and reduce rates to unit rates. It concludes by showing you how to solve rate problems involving unit pricing.

Learn about rates, unit rates, and conversions by helping Sally, Bennie, and Evette solve their issues regarding animal rescue.

This video includes key concepts, notation, and vocabulary such as the term rate (a ratio that compares two quantities having different units of measure); unit rate (a ratio of a quantity to one of another); conversion factor (a ratio between two units with equal values and usually used to convert units from one to another); and unit price (a cost per unit of something you want to buy)

Before watching this video, you should already be familiar with ratio, unit rate, and converting measurements, like weeks to days, pounds to kilograms, etc.

After watching this video, you will be prepared to learn solve real world problem involving unit pricing and constant speed. You will also be prepared to learn how to manipulate and transform units appropriately when multiplying or dividing quantities.

Common Core Standard(s) in focus: 6.RP.A.3.B and 6.RP.A.3.D
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
Utilize rate to compare and solve a work problem.
Compare using a unit rate.
Identify the work problems that can be solved by finding a rate.
Solve unit rate word problems.
Convert simple units.
Identify the correct solutions to the word problem.