Is the ELECTRICITY PRICE different from state to state?


Grade level: 4-5th grades

Skills: Addition & subtraction (decimals)

Related environmental issues: Energy

Area level: National


Screen Shot 2016-02-19 at 1.50.06 PMThe price of electricity varies widely from state to state. It is because the type and the price of energy sources each state uses to generate electricity are different. The table shows the electricity price for 1 kwh (kilowatt-hour) in seven states in November 2015.

1.What is the difference between the highest price and the lowest price?

2.Which state has 8.8 cents higher than the price in Texas?

3.How much does the price in New York is higher than the price in Indiana?

4.Which is bigger, the difference between Hawaii and California or the difference between Florida and Alaska?

Source: US Energy Information Administration



Answer keys

  1. 18.69 cents (27.16-11.48=15.68)
  2. Alaska
  3. 6.65 cents (18.44-11.18=6.65)
  4. Difference between Hawaii and California (Difference between Hawaii and California: 9.8; Difference between Florida and Alaska: 8.59)