Enter the total number of pulses and the total distance (miles) into the Pulses Per Mile Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Pulses Per Mile. 

Pulses Per Mile Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Pulses Per Mile.

PPM = #P / D


  • PPM is the Pulses Per Mile (pulses/mile)
  • #P is the total number of pulses 
  • D is the total distance (miles) 

How to Calculate Pulses Per Mile?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Pulses Per Mile.

  1. First, determine the total number of pulses. 
  2. Next, determine the total distance (miles). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = PPM = #P / D.
  4. Finally, calculate the Pulses Per Mile.
  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 number of pulses = 8000

total distance (miles) = 3

PPM = #P / D = ?