Enter the words per minute (wpm) and the characters per word into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Characters Per Minute.

## Characters Per Minute Formula

CPM = WPM * CPW

Variables:

- CPM is the Characters Per Minute (characters/min)
- WPM is the words per minute (wpm)
- CPW is the characters per word

To calculate Characters Per Minute, multiply the words per minute by the average number of characters per word.

## How to Calculate Characters Per Minute?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Characters Per Minute.

- First, determine the words per minute (wpm).
- Next, determine the characters per word.
- Next, gather the formula from above = CPM = WPM * CPW.
- Finally, calculate the Characters Per Minute.
- 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.

words per minute (wpm) = 89

characters per word = 12