Enter the total number of breaths and the amount of time (minutes) into the Breath Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Breath Rate. 

Breath Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Breath Rate.

BRR = #B / T

  • Where BRR is the Breath Rate (breaths/min)
  • #B is the total number of breaths 
  • T is the amount of time (minutes) 

How to Calculate Breath Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Breath Rate.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total number of breaths. 
    • The total number of breaths is given as: 300.
  2. Next, determine the amount of time (minutes). 
    • The amount of time (minutes) is provided as: 10.
  3. Finally, calculate the Breath Rate using the equation above: 

BRR = #B / T

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

BRR = 300 / 10 = 30.00 (breaths/min)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

total number of breaths = 600

amount of time (minutes) = 10

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator..

BRR = #B / T = ?