How long does it take to read 42 pages?
Answer: the average reader takes about 1.2 hours to read 42 pages.
You might take more or less time than 1.2 hours to read 42 pages, depending on your reading speed and the difficulty of your text. The average person's reading speed is around 300 words per minute (WPM). A single-spaced page usually has around 500 words, though it can vary with page-size and the type of document. Documents that contain 42 pages can include research papers, manuals, and short books.
The typical reading speed for a fluent adult reading for enjoyment is about 300 words per minute. Reading speed usually slows down when reading technical material such as instruction manuals and scientific research papers. Students or professionals who have a lot of reading may need to read at speeds of 450 words per minute or more in order to consume content faster and increase their productivty.
Reading Time by Number of Pages
The table below shows the estimated time to read a given number of pages. The faster can read, the more time you save.
|Number of pages||🐢 Slow (150 wpm)||🙋 Average (300 wpm)||🐰 Fast (450 wpm)||🚀 Speed reader (600 wpm)|
|1 page||3.3 minutes||1.7 minutes||1.1 minutes||50 seconds|
|2 pages||6.7 minutes||3.3 minutes||2.2 minutes||1.7 minutes|
|3 pages||10 minutes||5 minutes||3.3 minutes||2.5 minutes|
|4 pages||13.3 minutes||6.7 minutes||4.4 minutes||3.3 minutes|
|5 pages||16.7 minutes||8.3 minutes||5.6 minutes||4.2 minutes|
|10 pages||33.3 minutes||16.7 minutes||11.1 minutes||8.3 minutes|
|25 pages||1.4 hours||41.7 minutes||27.8 minutes||20.8 minutes|
|50 pages||2.8 hours||1.4 hours||55.6 minutes||41.7 minutes|
|100 pages||5.6 hours||2.8 hours||1.9 hours||1.4 hours|
|250 pages||13.9 hours||6.9 hours||4.6 hours||3.5 hours|
|500 pages||1.2 days||13.9 hours||9.3 hours||6.9 hours|
|750 pages||1.7 days||20.8 hours||13.9 hours||10.4 hours|
|1000 pages||2.3 days||1.2 days||18.5 hours||13.9 hours|
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