Enter the total number of unique words or characters and the total number of characters into the Lexical Diversity Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Lexical Diversity.

## Lexical Diversity Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate Lexical Diversity.

LD = UW / TW * 100

Variables:

- LD is the Lexical Diversity (%)
- UW is the total number of unique words or characters
- TW is the total number of characters

To calculate the lexical diversity, divide the number of unique words or characters by the total number of characters, then multiply by 100.

## How to Calculate Lexical Diversity?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Lexical Diversity.

- First, determine the total number of unique words or characters.
- Next, determine the total number of characters.
- Next, gather the formula from above = LD = UW / TW * 100.
- Finally, calculate the Lexical Diversity.
- 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.

total number of unique words or characters = 1000

total number of characters = 10000

LD = UW / TW * 100** **= ?