## What is an example of ratio word problems?

A recipe calls for butter and sugar in the ratio 2:3 . If you’re using 6 cups of butter, how many cups of sugar should you use? The ratio 2:3 means that for every 2 cups of butter, you should use 3 cups of sugar. Here you’re using 6 cups of butter, or 3 times as much.

### How do you calculate ratio problems?

To calculate the ratio of an amount we divide the amount by the total number of parts in the ratio and then multiply this answer by the original ratio. We want to work out $20 shared in the ratio of 1:3. Step 1 is to work out the total number of parts in the ratio. 1 + 3 = 4, so the ratio 1:3 contains 4 parts in total.

**How do you write a rate as a unit rate?**

You can write any rate as a unit rate by reducing the fraction so it has a 1 as the denominator or second term. As a unit rate example, you can show that the unit rate of 120 students for every 3 buses is 40 students per bus. You could also find the unit rate by dividing the first term of the ratio by the second term.

**How do you solve ratio problems?**

To use proportions to solve ratio word problems, we need to follow these steps:

- Identify the known ratio and the unknown ratio.
- Set up the proportion.
- Cross-multiply and solve.
- Check the answer by plugging the result into the unknown ratio.

## How to calculate unit rate for word problems?

Unit Rate Word Problem Worksheet 1 (Decimal Dividends) – This 13 problem worksheet features word problems where you will calculate the unit rate for everyday situations like “feet per second” and “points per game”.

### Are there whole numbers in unit rate worksheet?

Only whole numbers are included in the problems and answers. Unit Rate Word Problem Worksheet 2 (Integers) – This 13 problem worksheet features word problems where you will calculate the unit rate for everyday situations like “degrees per day” and “gallons per hour”. Only whole numbers are included in the problems and answers.

**What are unit rate and proportion worksheets for?**

Each math worksheet is accompanied by an answer key, is printable, and can be customized to fit your needs. These unit rate and proportion worksheets will help students meet Common Core Standards for Ratios & Proportional Relationships by working with unit rates in multiple representations.

**How to solve problems involving ratio and rate?**

I can solve real-world and mathematical problems involving ratio and rate, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations. Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities.