- Finally! I can get a couple cupcakes.
- May I take your order?
- Yup! 2 cupcakes, please.
- Yes, Ma'am. That would be $6.
- Hmm... If two cupcakes are $6, how much would one cupcake be? This is called the unit rate.
- All you have to do to find the unit rate is divide the denominator by itself, and then divide the numerator by the denominator.
- For example, since 2 cupcakes are $6, it is 6/2. Now, you simplify so that the denominator is one. Now you find the unit rate is $3/1 cupcake.
- Thank you! Finding the unit rate is really easy!
- Here you go, Ma'am. Two weird looking cupcakes.