# Compare "Unit Rates" with "Ratios" ?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 1, 2017

A unit rate is the value of 1 entity

A ratio is the relative proportion of 2 entities

#### Explanation:

Consider n units of some commodity costs $x

We could say that the "unit cost" of the commodity is $

NB: The concept of unit rate need not apply to cost but rather any measure of unit volume of the entity.

Consider a ratio

If we are told that

Then

Hence:

As an example, consider

Hence:

Hope this helps!