Math Tutorial 4.2 - Rates. Applications of Ratios and Rates in Practice

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4.2Rates. Applications of Ratios and Rates in Practice

In this Math tutorial, you will learn:

  • What are rates? Where do they differ from ratios?
  • What is a unit rate?
  • What are the associated unit rates? How many are there in a rate?
  • What is the rate of a quantity change? What is the common quantity in all rates of change?
  • What are some applications of rates in practice?
  • What is the golden ratio? How to find it?
  • What is the Fibonacci sequence? Why it is so important?
  • What are some uses of the golden ratio in practice?

Introduction

What do you understand by the term water flow rate?

What about interest rates in banking? Do you know what they mean?

Could you produce a list of numbers where the next number is obtained from the sum of the previous two?

Are you good at Physics? If yes, how do you define velocity and acceleration? What about power? Induced electromotive force?

In this tutorial, we will discuss rates - a very important concept that is often confused with ratios. Hence, a significant number of examples are provided to clarify the misconceptions that are associated with this term.

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4.2.1What Are Rates? Clarifying Misconceptions
4.2.2Two Associated Unit Rates
4.2.3Rate of a Quantity Change
4.2.4Applications of Rates in Practice
4.2.5Applications of Ratios in Practice - The Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Numbers

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