Enter the total time taken for the work into the Work Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Work Rate. 

Work Rate Formula

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

WR = 1 / T

  • Where WR is the Work Rate (1/time)
  • T is the total time taken for the work 

How to Calculate Work Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Work Rate.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total time taken for the work. 
    • The total time taken for the work is given as: 5 days.
  2. Finally, calculate the Work Rate using the equation above: 

WR = 1 / T

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

WR = 1 / 5 = .20 (1/time)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

total time taken for the work = 7 days

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

WR = 1 / T = ?