Enter the total displacement and the total length into the Displacement to Length Ratio Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Displacement to Length Ratio. 

Displacement to Length Ratio Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Displacement to Length Ratio. 

DLR = D / L * 100

  • Where DLR is the Displacement to Length Ratio (%)
  • D is the total displacement 
  • L is the total length 

How to Calculate Displacement to Length Ratio?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Displacement to Length Ratio.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total displacement. 
    • The total displacement is given as: 3.
  2. Next, determine the total length. 
    • The total length is provided as: 6.
  3. Finally, calculate the Displacement to Length Ratio using the equation above: 

DLR = D / L * 100

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

DLR = 3 / 6 * 100 = 50 (%)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

total displacement = 8

total length = 9

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

DLR = D / L * 100 = ?