Unit in Math – Definition with Examples

What is a Unit?

In math, the word unit can be defined as the rightmost position in a number or the one’s place. 

Here, 3 is the unit’s number in the number 6713.

Unit's Place - thousands, Hundreds, tens, Ones

A unit may also mean the standard units used for measurement. 

units used for measurement

Another definition of unit is an individual thing or person regarded as single and complete but is also part of a whole or group. We also use the word unit while referring to the unit price of an item. It means the cost per item, per liter or per kilogram.

unit pricing based on per item, per liter or per kilogram
Fun Facts
– In general, a unit means one (1).

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Ask children to observe the various times a unit is used to refer to one, in their daily life, for example, the price per unit for electricity or units in which the weight of apples is measured. 

Unit SquareUnit CubeUnit FractionPlace Value