Write the ratio 162 heartbeats in 60 seconds as a unit rate.

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gbeatty eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are two main ways you could write this. You could write 2.7 bps (beats per second).

You could write it as 162 BPM. That's 162 beats per minute. That's a standard way to track heart beat.

Either would be a unit rate.

taangerine | Student

162 heartbeats/ 60 seconds = 2.7 heartbeats per second 

givingiswinning | Student

162/60 = 2.7

2.7 beats per seconds 

atyourservice | Student

162 heartbeats in 60 seconds as a unit rate.

divide 162 by 60 = 

2.7

so 2.7 beats per seconds ot 162 beats per minute