By: Mia Boles
(12") 12 pack of softballs- $49.99
The unit rate of the 12 pack of softballs is $4.16 per softball
Step By Step
Take the price of one of them and divide it by how many of that item there is. That will give you your unit rate.
Unit rate is helpful to calculate because when you find out how much the unit rate is for ONE of the item, you can figure out what is the best buy.
For the second price tag I took $49.99 and divided it by 12.
When I divided the first price tag I got $3.33 for the unit rate of the 6 pack of softballs.
When i divided the second price tag i got $4.16 for the unit rate of the 12 pack of softballs.
I compared them and found out that the 6 pack of softballs is the best buy because it has the lowest unit rate price.