Enter the total weight (lbs) and the total length (ft) into the Weight Per Foot Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Weight Per Foot. 

Weight Per Foot Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Weight Per Foot.

WPF = W / L


  • WPF is the Weight Per Foot (lbs/ft)
  • W is the total weight (lbs) 
  • L is the total length (ft) 

How to Calculate Weight Per Foot?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Weight Per Foot.

  1. First, determine the total weight (lbs). 
  2. Next, determine the total length (ft). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = WPF = W / L.
  4. Finally, calculate the Weight Per Foot.
  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) = 30

total length (ft) = 10

WPF = W / L = ?