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According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent about $254,064,000,000 celebrating Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah this year. The U.S. Census says the population of the USA was about 316,000,000 in 2013. Assuming the population did not change in 2014, how much did each American spend during the holiday season? Write your solution as a UNIT RATE!

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  1. January 12th, 2015 at 4:57 pm      Reply natalied2014 Says:

    $254,068,000,000
    _______________ = $804 per american

    316,000,000

    First I made the rate then I divided the two numbers. I got 804 So my answer is that every american spent about $804 last year for the holidays>.


  2. January 12th, 2015 at 9:05 pm      Reply lisbeth fernando Says:

    The Americans spend about 254,348,000,000 in the holiday season


  3. January 12th, 2015 at 10:26 pm      Reply stephaneg2014 Says:

    What I did was divided the amount spent and the population together and the solution I got was 804.

    254,064,000,000Γ·316,000,000=804


  4. January 13th, 2015 at 8:38 am      Reply lizbethv2014 Says:

    The answer that I got was $804 total spent. I got my answer by dividing $254,064,000,000 and 316,000,000 and then got $804.


  5. January 13th, 2015 at 8:38 am      Reply nataliam2014 Says:

    254,064,000,000 Dollars
    ——————————
    316,000,000 Popular of people =

    804 Dollars
    —————
    1 Person

    I got this answer by dividing 316,000,000 with 316,000,000 and 254,064,000,000 divided by 316,000,000. Since i divided them, i got 804 Dollars
    ——
    1 Person.
    :3c


  6. January 13th, 2015 at 11:25 am      Reply zacharyde2014 Says:

    1
    —-
    804
    i found this answer by devideing the numorater
    by it self and got one i devided the denomorater by the numorater and got 804 and thats how i got my answer


    • January 19th, 2015 at 8:44 am      Reply ajellison Says:

      Thanks Zac! Remember that without labels your answer is just a ratio. Also, unit rates have ONE in the denominator!


  7. January 13th, 2015 at 2:23 pm      Reply rachelre2014 Says:

    what i did was i took 254064000000 and rounded the 0 in 064 to a .1 then i took 316000000 and divided it into 254064000000 and i got .80411 so i moved the decimal to the right two times and i got 804 dollars so that is about how much an average american spends during the holidays

    mrs ellison u told me to rewrite it and u would delete my old one


  8. January 13th, 2015 at 2:46 pm      Reply jadynz2014 Says:

    804$ is the average amount of money a American spends on the holidays
    I figure this out by dividing 254064000000 by 316000000 and I got the answer of 804$ I divide these numbers because you have to split up the total amount of money between the total amount of people .


  9. January 13th, 2015 at 2:54 pm      Reply benjamind2014 Says:

    804 dollars
    _________
    1 American


  10. January 13th, 2015 at 3:01 pm      Reply seans2014 Says:

    The Unit Rate Is 804, if you divide the numbers of 2014 and 2013

    you would get 804 πŸ™‚


    • January 19th, 2015 at 8:38 am      Reply ajellison Says:

      If you divide 2014 and 2013, you get a little more than 1. Please pay more attention to details when you are working out the problems!


  11. January 13th, 2015 at 3:13 pm      Reply landonc2014 Says:

    254,064,000,000dollars
    linelinelinelinelinelineline
    316,000,000


  12. January 13th, 2015 at 3:14 pm      Reply landonc2014 Says:

    254,064,000,000dollars
    linelinelinelinelinelineline
    316,000,000

    that’s a lot of money


    • January 19th, 2015 at 8:37 am      Reply ajellison Says:

      Thanks Landon! Remember to read the question very carefully and make sure you are answering what it is asking! You were supposed to find how much each person spent!


  13. January 13th, 2015 at 4:42 pm      Reply sydneyb2014 Says:

    The denominator will be 315,000,000 Americans.

    The top number will be $254,064,000,000.

    254,064,000,000 To find the unit rate and get the
    ————————- denominator to be 1, divide
    315,000,000 315,000,000 on both sides of the rate.

    315,000,000/315,000,000= 1

    254,064,000,000/315,000,000= 806.552381

    If we want to get the answer simple, it’s $806.55…I think.

    Therefore, each American spent around $806.55 during the holiday season.


  14. January 13th, 2015 at 6:04 pm      Reply madisono2014 Says:

    804 dollars is the average amount of money an American spends on the holidays. I figured this problem out by dividing 254,064,000,000 by 316,000,000 because when in a rate 316,000,000 people is on the bottom and 254,064,000,000 dollars is on the top so you divide them both by 316,000,000 and you get the answer of 804 on the top and 1 person on the bottom so every person spent 804 dollars over the holidays.


  15. January 14th, 2015 at 11:03 am      Reply dustinr2014 Says:

    you divide 316 and 254064000000 and get 804


  16. January 14th, 2015 at 1:59 pm      Reply treya2014 Says:

    254,064,000,000/316,000,000=804
    So the unit rate is $804 over $1


  17. January 14th, 2015 at 2:46 pm      Reply alexaz2014 Says:

    I divied the rate to get the unit rate
    316,000,000/254,064,000,000-rate
    The unit rate is
    804/1


  18. January 14th, 2015 at 3:14 pm      Reply teah2014 Says:

    So if Americans spent $254,064,000,000 during the holidays and the population “didn’t” change (316,000,000). And You had to find the average amount of money, then you would divide the total amount of money by the population. $254,064,000,000/316,000,000=804 $804 per Person


  19. January 14th, 2015 at 3:20 pm      Reply sarayh2014 Says:

    if Americans spent 254,064,000,000 on the holidays and there are 316,000,000 people living there then the majority would be that they spend 804 dollars every holiday because if you divide 245,064,000,000 and 316,000,000 then you would get 804.:)


  20. January 14th, 2015 at 3:26 pm      Reply turiea2014 Says:

    the answer is .804 over 1


    • January 19th, 2015 at 8:28 am      Reply ajellison Says:

      Thanks Turie! Remember that without units, your answer is just a ratio! How did you find your answer? Does it seem reasonable that each person only spent 80 cents?


  21. January 14th, 2015 at 6:15 pm      Reply barbarac2014 Says:

    The unit rate is 804 because the rate is $254,064,000,000 out of 316,000,000 citizens. so you’d have to divide how much people spend on celebrations by the number of citizens, and I got 804 for the unit rate.


  22. January 14th, 2015 at 6:40 pm      Reply kevina2014 Says:

    First you would put the money that the Americans spent celebrating Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah on the top and then the population of the USA and then you would divide then by the denominator so you would get 804/1


  23. January 14th, 2015 at 7:32 pm      Reply Tristin2014 Says:

    The unit rate is $840 were spent per person


  24. January 14th, 2015 at 7:49 pm      Reply emmabr2014 Says:

    254,064,000,000 dollars/316,000,000 people


    • January 19th, 2015 at 8:20 am      Reply ajellison Says:

      Thanks Emma! Make sure you complete the problem and answer the question being asked! You were to find how much EACH person spent!


  25. January 14th, 2015 at 8:08 pm      Reply kennedym2014 Says:

    Each american spent $804. what I did was i took 254,064,000,000 and 316,000,000 and crossed off the last six 0 then divide 254,064 and 316 and got $804


  26. January 14th, 2015 at 8:26 pm      Reply jaylicev2014 Says:

    if you will divide 254,064,000,000 with 316,000,000 each person had to spent 804$ each. 804 is the numerator and the denomintor is 316,000,000


  27. January 15th, 2015 at 2:00 pm      Reply keltons2014 Says:

    i dived 254,064,000,000 with 316,000,000 and got 804.


    • January 19th, 2015 at 8:17 am      Reply ajellison Says:

      Thanks Kelton! Remember that in order for your answer to be a rate, you need to compare TWO units of measurements!


  28. January 15th, 2015 at 2:45 pm      Reply rheond2014 Says:

    $254,064,000,000 $804
    ————————– = ——-
    316,000,000 peeps 2014 year


    • January 19th, 2015 at 8:16 am      Reply ajellison Says:

      Thanks Rheon! Remember that the units your are comparing should not change! Also, don’t forget to explain how you found your answer!


  29. January 15th, 2015 at 3:00 pm      Reply haileyb2014 Says:

    $804 spent/ 1 American. I did this by dividing $254,064,000,000 by 316,000,000.


  30. January 15th, 2015 at 3:29 pm      Reply Katiesa2014 Says:

    $804 during the holiday season
    ________________________
    1 american


  31. January 15th, 2015 at 4:33 pm      Reply makaylag2014 Says:

    It is $614,000,000.42 because if you want to know what each person spends during the holiday season you would want to have it like this: 254,064,000,000/316,000,000 so you would want to divide 254,064,000 by 316,000,000 to get your answer.


  32. January 15th, 2015 at 4:35 pm      Reply jiannav2014 Says:

    $804/1 American
    I got my answer by turning both the numbers into a unit rate which would be 254,064,000,000/316,000,000. I put 316,000,000 as the denominater because i’m trying to find out how much ONE american speant on the holidays and in a unit rate the denominater is always 1. I divided 316,000,000 by itself which is 1, then I divided 254,064,000,000 by 316,000,000 which is 804.


  33. January 15th, 2015 at 4:45 pm      Reply julianm2014 Says:

    if the rate is $254,064,000/316,000,000 people then you would divide both sides to get $8.04/1 person.


  34. January 15th, 2015 at 4:45 pm      Reply josiasp2014 Says:

    The unit rate is 804 because what I did was divide 254,064,000,000 by 316,000,000 and when I did all of the work I came up with the answer of 804, so each American spends about 804 during the holiday season.


  35. January 15th, 2015 at 4:51 pm      Reply maisyd2014 Says:

    $804 is the average amount of money one American spends on the holidays. because if the population doesnt change you would divide 316,000,000 by $254,064,000,000 to make it a unit rate.


  36. January 15th, 2015 at 5:04 pm      Reply brandonw2014 Says:

    $804 per person celebrating holidays.


  37. January 15th, 2015 at 5:04 pm      Reply chasen2014 Says:

    Each American spent about $804 $804/per person


  38. January 15th, 2015 at 5:14 pm      Reply Jason Bietz Says:

    2000$


    • January 19th, 2015 at 8:09 am      Reply ajellison Says:

      Thanks Jason! Remember that a unit rate must compare TWO units of measurements. Also, don’t forget to explain how you found your solution!


  39. January 15th, 2015 at 5:15 pm      Reply reneeh2014 Says:

    $804/1person


  40. January 15th, 2015 at 5:35 pm      Reply Susy Torres Says:

    My solution is $804
    ——
    1 person. So that means that each person spent $804 during this holiday season and all i did was divide 254,064,000,000 by 316,000,000 and that equaled 804 and then i divided 316,000,000 by 316,000,000 and that equaled 1. So this is the unit rate.πŸ‘βœ¨πŸ˜‚πŸ‘Œ


  41. January 15th, 2015 at 6:23 pm      Reply fanel2014 Says:

    I did $254,064,000,000 Γ· 316,000,000 population and 316,000,000 population Γ· 316,000,000 = $804/1 person population… That’s the unit rate.


  42. January 15th, 2015 at 6:25 pm      Reply rainf2014 Says:

    Each American spent $804
    ——–
    1 person


  43. January 15th, 2015 at 6:34 pm      Reply walterm2014 Says:

    If you divided 254, 064, 000, 000 by 316, 000, 000 you’ll have 804. Therefore the unit rate for an average American spending on the holidays is 804 dollars per each American.


  44. January 15th, 2015 at 6:35 pm      Reply graciea2014 Says:

    Each American spent $804.00 during the holiday season. How I got this is I divided $254,064,000,000/$316,000,000 to figure out how much one American spent. That’s how I got my answer $804.00.


  45. January 15th, 2015 at 6:41 pm      Reply angeli2014 Says:

    My answer is $804 ————————— Americans


  46. January 15th, 2015 at 6:43 pm      Reply maleal2014 Says:

    Divide $254,064,000,000 by $316,000,000. And will equal $804 over $1.


  47. January 15th, 2015 at 7:06 pm      Reply salotep2014 Says:

    First,I divided 316,000,000 by 254,064,000,000
    Then,My answer was $804.00/316,000,000 people
    That is how i got my answer


  48. January 15th, 2015 at 7:08 pm      Reply danield2014 Says:

    The solution is:
    254,064,000,000/316,000,000
    Take off the zeros so it is easy to divide.
    254,064/316=804
    Each American spend during the holidays $804.


  49. January 15th, 2015 at 8:52 pm      Reply kaedenh2014 Says:

    The first thing that I did was that I divide 254,064,000,000 by 316,000,000 because that’s how I will find how much each American spends. My answer after I divide is 804 so each American spends $804. My unit rate is $804.


    • January 19th, 2015 at 7:57 am      Reply ajellison Says:

      Thanks Kaeden! Remember that in order to write your answer as a unit rate, you must compare TWO units of measurement!


  50. January 15th, 2015 at 8:59 pm      Reply Mason.M Says:

    i got an anwser as each american spends about $804 dollars on cristmas because when you divide $254,064,000,000 by 316,000,000 the anwser is 804 so that is how i got my anwser of that each person spends $804 dollars each chistmas/kwanzaa/hanukkah.


  51. January 15th, 2015 at 9:17 pm      Reply samanthabo2014 Says:

    1. 254,064,000,000
    ————————
    316,000,000

    2. 254,064,000,000 / 316,000,000
    ———————— ——————
    316,000,000 / 316,000,000

    3. 804
    —–
    1

    ANSWER: 804
    —–
    1

    Samantha B.


    • January 19th, 2015 at 7:55 am      Reply ajellison Says:

      Thanks Sammy! Remember, in order for your answer to be a rate, your answer needs to compare TWO units of measurement!


  52. January 15th, 2015 at 10:22 pm      Reply kateenaa2014 Says:

    Answer- $804 per person.
    I got this by dividing 254064000000 and 316000000.


  53. January 16th, 2015 at 7:49 am      Reply jimenai2014 Says:

    180 people spend money every season


    • January 19th, 2015 at 7:53 am      Reply ajellison Says:

      Thanks Jimena! Make sure you are answering what the question is asking. You are trying to find how much each person spends.


  54. January 16th, 2015 at 7:51 am      Reply onterioj2014 Says:

    5,7064,000


    • January 19th, 2015 at 7:51 am      Reply ajellison Says:

      I am not sure what your answer is Ontario! Without any labels or explanations, this is just a very LARGE number!


  55. January 16th, 2015 at 8:01 am      Reply marial2014 Says:

    the answer is 804 i got it buy dividing 254,064,000,000 by 316,000,000 and taht equaled 804


    • January 19th, 2015 at 7:50 am      Reply ajellison Says:

      Thanks Maria! Remember that in order for your answer to be a rate, you need to compare TWO units of measurement!


  56. January 16th, 2015 at 11:09 am      Reply allysonb2014 Says:

    Your unit rate is $804 per person I got That by dividing thePrice by number of people and I got my answer


  57. January 16th, 2015 at 12:49 pm      Reply alexanderz2014 Says:

    $254,064,000,000 / 316,000,000 =$804

    LOT’S OF PIZZA!!!!!!!!! bye


    • January 19th, 2015 at 7:48 am      Reply ajellison Says:

      Thanks Alex! Don’t forget that in order for your answer to be a rate, you need to compare TWO units of measurement!


  58. January 16th, 2015 at 2:10 pm      Reply jasonbo2014 Says:

    the unit rate is 804 because if you divide 254,064,000,000 into 316,000,000 it is 804.


  59. January 16th, 2015 at 3:04 pm      Reply dayneo2014 Says:

    The answer is .804 dollars


  60. January 16th, 2015 at 3:42 pm      Reply jasminm2014 Says:

    Each american spends $804/per holiday season!
    I got my answer by dividing the amount of money to the population. That’s how I got my answe .


  61. January 16th, 2015 at 5:40 pm      Reply Brandonm2014 Says:

    142,071,000,000 for one 1,000people


  62. January 16th, 2015 at 8:29 pm      Reply katarinam2014 Says:

    $254,064,000,000 divided by 316,000,000 = $804 spent in the holiday season per American in 2014.


  63. January 17th, 2015 at 9:46 pm      Reply bernicek2014 Says:

    $804 during holiday season
    ————————————–
    1 american


  64. January 18th, 2015 at 12:20 pm      Reply jeanettem2014 Says:

    _$316,000,000_______
    $254,064,000,000 =$804 dollars…………

    I NEEED HEEEEEEEEEELP T.T o.o V.V πŸ™


    • January 19th, 2015 at 7:39 am      Reply ajellison Says:

      Good job Jeanette! Don’t forget that in order for your answer to be a unit rate, you need TWO units of measurement! If you need help, I’ll see you at lunch on Tuesday! πŸ™‚


  65. January 18th, 2015 at 6:18 pm      Reply citlallym2014 Says:

    It is $804/1 person. To get my answer i divided the amount by tht population and got 804


  66. January 19th, 2015 at 9:04 am      Reply michelleca2014 Says:

    I divided 254,064,000,000 and 316,000,000 and got 804. And the unit rate Is 408/1


  67. January 19th, 2015 at 12:05 pm      Reply julianac2014 Says:

    Each American spent $804. The unit rate is 804 dollars
    ____________
    1 person

    First i did the rate of 254,064,000,000 over 316,000,000. Then i divided 254,064,000,000 by 316,000,000 and got 804 over 1.


  68. January 19th, 2015 at 1:01 pm      Reply shyannw2014 Says:

    I did 254,064,000,000 divided 316,000,000 and I got $804:1


  69. January 19th, 2015 at 6:21 pm      Reply rogeliop2014 Says:

    $316,000,000
    $254,064,000,000=$804


  70. January 20th, 2015 at 9:06 am      Reply alexanderd2014 Says:

    what I did is that I divided the population by the amount spent and got 804


  71. January 20th, 2015 at 3:03 pm      Reply audram2014 Says:

    the answer to this is 804 over1


  72. January 20th, 2015 at 8:06 pm      Reply Anonymous Says:

    The denominator will be 315,000,000 Americans.

    The top number will be $254,064,000,000.

    254,064,000,000 To find the unit rate and get the
    β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- denominator to be 1, divide
    315,000,000 315,000,000 on both sides of the rate.

    315,000,000/315,000,000= 1

    254,064,000,000/315,000,000= 806.552381, it’s $806.55 its Skylarr2014


  73. January 20th, 2015 at 8:13 pm      Reply skylarr2014 Says:

    The denominator will be 315,000,000 Americans.

    The top number will be $254,064,000,000.

    254,064,000,000 To find the unit rate and get the
    β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- denominator to be 1, divide
    315,000,000 315,000,000 on both sides of the rate.

    315,000,000/315,000,000= 1

    254,064,000,000/315,000,000= 806.55α•™(⇀‸↼•)α•—


  74. January 21st, 2015 at 10:48 am      Reply rebecac2014 Says:

    804=1 person you have to divid by the population and you get 804


  75. January 21st, 2015 at 10:53 am      Reply wendyr2014 Says:

    I dot 254,348,000,000 becouse i divide the amount bye 804 πŸ™‚ at first i tried multiplying it didnt seem right tho πŸ™ i guess dividing it was right?can you please help me im so confused ):


  76. January 22nd, 2015 at 11:49 am      Reply alyssaj2014 Says:

    the answer is 804 per person. because u divid $316000000 by 254064000000 which = 804.


  77. January 22nd, 2015 at 2:48 pm      Reply jaquelinev2014 Says:

    Each American spends $804. I know because I divided 254064000000 and 316000000 and got 804.


  78. January 22nd, 2015 at 3:24 pm      Reply jaydinw2014 Says:

    the answer that i got was $804 per person. so what i did was divided 254,064 by 316 and got $804 per person


  79. January 22nd, 2015 at 6:42 pm      Reply teresam2014 Says:

    The average American spent $804 in 2014. I got this by dividing 316,000,000 into 254,069,000,000 and I got 804.


  80. January 23rd, 2015 at 6:12 pm      Reply jasminb2014 Says:

    i divided 254,064,000,000 with 316,000,000 to get the answer $804 that one person spends. $804/1 person


  81. January 26th, 2015 at 12:44 pm      Reply jadalynnv2014 Says:

    THE ANSWER UI GOT WAS 804$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  82. January 26th, 2015 at 12:52 pm      Reply Anonymous Says:

    Each American spent $804.00 during the holiday season. How I got this is I divided $254,064,000,000/$316,000,000 to figure out how much one American spent. That is how i got my answer and my answer is $804.00.


  83. January 26th, 2015 at 12:57 pm      Reply Consuelo Says:

    Each American spent $804.00 during the holiday season. How I got this is I divided $254,064,000,000/$316,000,000 to figure out how much one american spent. so i got my answer and my answer is $804.00.


  84. January 26th, 2015 at 1:02 pm      Reply anneh2014 Says:

    I divided 254,064,000,000 with 316,000,000 and i got $804 per person.


  85. January 26th, 2015 at 1:42 pm      Reply alesham2014 Says:

    if you divide 254,046,000,000 and 316,000,000 by the uinit rate you will get $804
    so the unit rate is $804/1 person


  86. January 27th, 2015 at 8:21 am      Reply anasm2014 Says:

    i first took 254,064,000,000 and 316,000,000 and divided them together to find out how much each person spent and than i got 804 because 254,064,000 goes into 316,000,000 equals 804 and miss ellison sorry i missed this blog


  87. January 27th, 2015 at 7:17 pm      Reply jordang2014 Says:

    if $254,064,000,000.00 was spent in 2014 by 316,000,000 people on Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah, then the unit rate of expenditure is given as $254,064,000,000/316,000,000=$804 spent per person.


  88. January 29th, 2015 at 8:29 am      Reply logany2014 Says:

    $804 per american because i divided the two nubers and got $804.


  89. January 29th, 2015 at 8:47 am      Reply jordynd2014 Says:

    if you divide the 316,000,000 into the 254,064,000,000 then you would get the $804 because if you divide the amount the people spent on the holidays each year then you get the amount of $804.


  90. February 1st, 2015 at 7:58 pm      Reply kaiw2014 Says:

    $804 for 1 person.


  91. February 2nd, 2015 at 3:05 pm      Reply harrisonw2014 Says:

    254,064,000,000/316,000,000=804


  92. February 5th, 2015 at 8:30 am      Reply ashleight2014 Says:

    254,064,000,000
    _____________ = $804
    316,000,000

    The first thing I did was make the unit rate as shown above, then I divided the 254,064,000,000 by 316,000,000 and I got $804. So every American spent $804 last year for the Holiday! ^~^


  93. February 11th, 2015 at 4:48 pm      Reply salotep2014 Says:

    My answer was $804.00. First , I divided $254,064,000,000 by $316,00,000 and my answer was $804.00. That is how i got my answer


  94. February 21st, 2015 at 9:40 am      Reply toris2014 Says:

    I divided and my answer was 804


  95. March 4th, 2015 at 6:11 pm      Reply cierrag2014 Says:

    My answer is $804. I divided $254,066,000,000 by the 2013 population, which is $316,000,000 and I got the answer of $804. This is who I got the answer.


  96. March 13th, 2015 at 7:31 pm      Reply montserrathg2014 Says:

    My answer is $804 total. How i got my answer was by dividing $254,064,000,000 & 316,000,000 and thats how i got $804


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