Enter the total weight (lbs) and the total time (minutes) into the Pounds Per Minute Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Pounds Per Minute. 

Pounds Per Minute Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Pounds Per Minute.

PPM = W / T


  • PPM is the Pounds Per Minute (pounds/minute)
  • W is the total weight (lbs) 
  • T is the total time (minutes) 

To calculate pounds per minute, divide the total weight by the total time in minutes.

How to Calculate Pounds Per Minute?

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

  1. First, determine the total weight (lbs). 
  2. Next, determine the total time (minutes). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = PPM = W / T.
  4. Finally, calculate the Pounds Per Minute.
  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.

total weight (lbs) = 300

total time (minutes) = 5

PPM = W / T = ?