Enter the number of lexical items and the total number of clauses into the Lexical Density Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Lexical Density.

## Lexical Density Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Lexical Density.

LD = I / C * 100
• Where LD is the Lexical Density (%)
• #I is the number of lexical items
• #C is the total number of clauses

To calculate the lexical density, divide the number of lexical items by the number of clauses, then multiply by 100.

## How to Calculate Lexical Density?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Lexical Density.

Example Problem #1:

1. First, determine the number of lexical items.
1. The number of lexical items is given as: 45.
2. Next, determine the total number of clauses.
1. The total number of clauses is provided as: 100.
3. Finally, calculate the Lexical Density using the equation above:

LD = #I / #C * 100

The values given above are inserted into the equation below:

LD = 45 / 100 * 100 = 45 (%)

Example Problem #2:

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

number of lexical items = 12

total number of clauses = 523

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. LD = #I / #C * 100 = ?