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How many characters (letters) per second a human adult can read?

Question #145725. Asked by skatharaki.
Last updated May 15 2018.
Originally posted May 15 2018 6:21 PM.

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Answer has 8 votes.

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Average adult reading speed 250 words per minute.


Average length of word in English text 5 or 6 letters.


So 250*6/60 = 25 letters/second.

May 15 2018, 10:24 PM
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