Enter the number of words spoken and the total time of the speech (min) into the Speech Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Speech Rate.

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## Speech Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Speech Rate.

SPR = WS / T

- Where SPR is the Speech Rate (words/min)
- WS is the number of words spoken
- T is the total time of the speech (min)

To calculate the speech rate, divide the number of words by the total time.

## How to Calculate Speech Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Speech Rate.

Example Problem #1:

- First, determine the number of words spoken.
- The number of words spoken is given as: 500.

- Next, determine the total time of the speech (min).
- The total time of the speech (min) is provided as: 5.

- Finally, calculate the Speech Rate using the equation above:

SPR = WS / T

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

SPR = 500 / 5 = 100 (words/min)

Example Problem #2:** **

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

number of words spoken = 600

total time of the speech (min) = 10

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator..

SPR = WS / T** = ?**