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1332.0.55.002 - Statistical Language!, 2008  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/06/2008  First Issue
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Contents >> Rate >> What does Rate tell you?


Rate allows you to compare and define the relationship of two variables which both have its own unit of measurement. For example, when you’re buying fruit, the rate used is 'kilos per dollar'.

Diagram: rate- fruit cost per kilo

Other common examples of rate include: cents per litre (price of fuel); pounds per square inch (tyre pressure); and kilometres per hour (speed).

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