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Suneeta type 1080 words in one hour. What is her GWAM (gross words a minute rate)?

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Last updated date: 13th Jul 2024
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Hint: In this problem, we are given that Suneeta types 1080 words in one hour and we have to find her GWAM (gross words a minute rate), which means how many words she has typed in one minute rate. Here we can equate the fraction of 1080 words typed in one hour and we can equate it with x words in 1 minute to get the answer.

Complete step by step answer:
Here we are given that Suneeta types 1080 words in one hour and we have to find her GWAM (gross words a minute rate), which means how many words she has typed in one minute rate.
We can now assume x as number of words type per minute and we can write the fraction of 1080 typed in one hour as 1 hour = 60 seconds, we get
\[\Rightarrow \dfrac{1080}{60}=\dfrac{x}{1}\]
We can now simplify the above step, we get
\[\Rightarrow x=\dfrac{1080}{60}=18\]
Therefore, 18 words can be typed in 1 minute and Suneeta’s GWAM is 18.

Note: We should always remember that GWAM, (gross words a minute rate), which means number of words per minute. Here we have used the conversion, 1 hour = 60 minutes, as we have to find the rate at 1 minute. We know that fraction is written as 1080 words per hour is equal to x words per minute.