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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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mctavish99
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Answer has 8 votes.

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Average adult reading speed 250 words per minute.

link http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/13263/1/What-Is-the-Average-Reading-Speed-and-the-Best-Rate-of-Reading.html

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

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_count


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

May 15 2018, 10:24 PM
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