Enter the article length (words) and the reading speed (words per minute) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Article Read Time. 

Article Read Time Formula



  • ART is the Article Read Time (minutes)
  • AL is the article length (words)
  • WPM is the reading speed (words per minute)

To calculate Article Read Time, divide the article length by the reading speed in words per minute.

How to Calculate Article Read Time?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Article Read Time.

  1. First, determine the article length (words). 
  2. Next, determine the reading speed (words per minute). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = ART = AL / WPM.
  4. Finally, calculate the Article Read Time.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

article length (words) = 5000

reading speed (words per minute) = 500