Enter the average words per minute (wpm) and the average syllables per word into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Syllables Per Second.

## Syllables Per Second Formula

SPS = WPM / 60 * SPW

Variables:

• SPS is the Syllables Per Second (syllables/sec)
• WPM is the average words per minute (wpm)
• SPW is the average syllables per word

To calculate Syllables Per Second, divide the average words per minute by 60, then multiply by the average syllables per word.

## How to Calculate Syllables Per Second?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Syllables Per Second.

1. First, determine the average words per minute (wpm).
2. Next, determine the average syllables per word.
3. Next, gather the formula from above = SPS = WPM / 60 * SPW.
4. Finally, calculate the Syllables Per Second.
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.

average words per minute (wpm) = 200

average syllables per word = 2.5