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#1
01-24-2006, 05:46 AM
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Convert WPM to KPH

I am trying to find out how to convert words per minute to keystrokes per hour. Any help would be great!

Thanks!
#2
01-25-2006, 02:59 AM
 Robert Fogt Administrator Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: Seattle, WA Posts: 3,339 Rep Power: 12
Re: Convert WPM to KPH

In the U.S. the reference word for typing tests is paris, so a word is 5 characters.

words/minute * 5 = keystrokes/minute
keystrokes/minute * 60 = keystrokes/hour

So the simplified formula would be:
words/minute * 300 = keystrokes/hour

It should be noted however, that other countries use different reference words. So the above would only be correct for countries with a 5 letter references word, such as the U.S.
#3
05-16-2006, 03:27 PM
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Re: Convert KPH to WPM

How would you calculate the opposite?
#4
05-17-2006, 01:18 AM
 Robert Fogt Administrator Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: Seattle, WA Posts: 3,339 Rep Power: 12
Re: Convert WPM to KPH

You would divide, instead of multiplying.

WPM * 300 = KPH
KPH / 300 = WPM

Last edited by Robert Fogt; 01-16-2007 at 03:54 PM.
#5
08-16-2006, 07:37 AM
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Re: Convert WPM to KPH

I think you have a typo. "KPH / 300 = WPH"...shouldn't that be WPM? Minute not hour?
#6
01-16-2007, 02:15 PM
 baldmosher Guest Posts: n/a
Re: Convert WPM to KPH

Agreed, and since this was the first Google hit I'd like to second that motion
#7
08-29-2011, 04:38 PM
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Re: Convert KPH to WPM

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Unregistered How would you calculate the opposite?
I got 99% accuracy on test today plus 5232 Net KPH Is this good or bad?
#8
08-10-2009, 05:58 PM
 rubyrobles2009 Guest Posts: n/a
Re: Convert WPM to KPH

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Robert Fogt In the U.S. the reference word for typing tests is paris, so a word is 5 characters. words/minute * 5 = keystrokes/minute keystrokes/minute * 60 = keystrokes/hour So the simplified formula would be: words/minute * 300 = keystrokes/hour It should be noted however, that other countries use different reference words. So the above would only be correct for countries with a 5 letter references word, such as the U.S.
Ok so if i have 40wpm howmany keystrokes per hour?
#9
11-13-2011, 08:36 AM
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Re: Convert WPM to KPH

35 WPM would equal to how many KPH?
#10
01-23-2007, 06:01 PM
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Re: Convert WPM to KPH

Okay, I'm a little befuddled here. I have been typing about 12,000 kph (per my employer), and I'm in the top 3 of my division. According to this formula, that makes me about 40 wpm. I know I'm way faster than 40. So, I calculated the inverse of 80 wpm (which I believe I'm somewhere near) and according to this formula that would be about 24,000 which I'm pretty sure is completely inhumanely possible. The highest I've personally ever seen is 15,000. I'm a little slow when it comes to math, and I can't analyze the formula. Are you sure this is correct?

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