Enter the total ballast (lbs) and the total displacement (lbs) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Ballast Displacement Ratio.

## Ballast Displacement Ratio Formula

BDR = B / D

Variables:

- BDR is the Ballast Displacement Ratio (lbs/lbs)
- B is the total ballast (lbs)
- D is the total displacement (lbs)

To calculate the Ballast Displacement Ratio, divide the total ballast by the total displacement.

## How to Calculate Ballast Displacement Ratio?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Ballast Displacement Ratio.

- First, determine the total ballast (lbs).
- Next, determine the total displacement (lbs).
- Next, gather the formula from above = BDR = B / D.
- Finally, calculate the Ballast Displacement Ratio.
- 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.

total ballast (lbs) = 5000

total displacement (lbs) = 1000