Enter the operating time of the element (min) and the sum of times for all elements that follow (min) into the Ranked Positional Weight Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Ranked Positional Weight.

## Ranked Positional Weight Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Ranked Positional Weight.

RPW = OT + FET

Variables:

• RPW is the Ranked Positional Weight (min)
• OT is the operating time of the element (min)
• FET is the sum of times for all elements that follow (min)

To calculate the ranked position weight, sum the operating time of the element and the sum of time for all elements that follow.

## How to Calculate Ranked Positional Weight?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Ranked Positional Weight.

Example Problem #1:

1. First, determine the operating time of the element (min).
• The operating time of the element (min) is given as:: 3.
2. Next, determine the sum of times for all elements that follow (min).
• The sum of times for all elements that follow (min) is provided as: 20.
3. Finally, calculate the Ranked Positional Weight using the equation above:

RPW = OT + FET

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

RPW = 3 + 20 = 23.00 (min)

Example Problem #2:

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

operating time of the element (min) = 5

sum of times for all elements that follow (min) = 60