Enter the highest velocity in the group (fps) and the lowest velocity in the group (fps) into the Extreme Spread Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Extreme Spread. 

Extreme Spread Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Extreme Spread.

ES = HV – LV

Variables:

  • ES is the Extreme Spread (fps)
  • HV is the highest velocity in the group (fps) 
  • LV is the lowest velocity in the group (fps) 

How to Calculate Extreme Spread?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Extreme Spread.


  1. First, determine the highest velocity in the group (fps). 
  2. Next, determine the lowest velocity in the group (fps). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = ES = HV – LV.
  4. Finally, calculate the Extreme Spread.
  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.

highest velocity in the group (fps) = 500

lowest velocity in the group (fps) = 400

ES = HV – LV = ?