In 2 1/4 hours, nick wrote 36 text messages. What was his unit rate during that time?

a) 14 messages per hour

b) 16 messages per hour

c) 34 messages per hour

d) 81 messages per hour

In 2 1/4 hours, nick wrote 36 text messages. What was his unit rate during that time?

a) 14 messages per hour

b) 16 messages per hour

c) 34 messages per hour

d) 81 messages per hour

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Andrea...The answer is b (16) set it up as a proportion problem.

Messages over Time 36/2.25 = x/1 where x will be # of messages in 1 hour

Cross multiply 2.25x = 36.

Divide each side of the equation by 2.25 x = 36/2.25 = 16

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