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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! 
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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. 
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Re: Convert KPH to WPM
How would you calculate the opposite?

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Re: Convert WPM to KPH
You would divide, instead of multiplying.
WPM * 300 = KPH KPH / 300 = WPM Last edited by Robert Fogt; 01162007 at 03:54 PM. 
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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?

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Re: Convert WPM to KPH
Agreed, and since this was the first Google hit I'd like to second that motion

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Re: Convert WPM to KPH
Right you are, I edited it to make sense.
Just to make things very clear: Words Per Minute * 300 = Keystrokes Per Hour Keystrokes Per Hour / 300 = Words Per Minute It should also be clear that this is true in the U.S. Other countries may have different reference words so it may differ slightly. 
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Re: Convert WPM to KPH
Thanks, this helped me a lot.

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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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Re: Convert WPM to KPH
Yes thats accurate for the U.S. Your country may have a different reference word. In the US it is a 5 character word.
The average web surfing person types at 20 to 25 wpm, while the average data entry person types at 38 to 40 wpm. A speed of 80 wpm is very fast, its possible, but few can do it. Try this typing test here: http://www.onlineconversion.com/typingtest.htm It is not very accurate, because most people can type quickly for short periods of time, but less quickly for longer periods which most typing tests include. But it gives a general idea. 
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