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The unit price in math is the cost per item or cost per unit of measure.

**Example #1**: cost per unit of measure

A bag of rice weighing 10 pounds cost 15 dollars. What is the cost of the bread per 1 pound?

$15 / 10 pounds = $1.5 / 1 pound

The cost of 1 pound is $1.5.

**Example #2**: cost per item

Marc bought 5 pencils for $1.50. How much did each pencil cost?

$1.5 / 5 pencils = $0.3 / 1 pencil

The cost of 1 pencil is $0.3 or 30 cents.