## Free Float used in CPM Solution

STEP 0: Pre-Calculation Summary
Formula Used
Free Float = Total Float-Slack of an Event
FF0 = TF0-S
This formula uses 3 Variables
Variables Used
Free Float - (Measured in Day) - Free Float is the period by which an activity can shift in its timing without affecting the early start of any succeeding activity or event.
Total Float - (Measured in Day) - Total float is the period by which an activity can shift its timing without affecting the relevant schedule completion date.
Slack of an Event - (Measured in Day) - Slack of an Event in a network is the difference between the latest event time and the earliest event time at its terminal point or node.
STEP 1: Convert Input(s) to Base Unit
Total Float: 24 Day --> 24 Day No Conversion Required
Slack of an Event: 6 Day --> 6 Day No Conversion Required
STEP 2: Evaluate Formula
Substituting Input Values in Formula
FF0 = TF0-S --> 24-6
Evaluating ... ...
FF0 = 18
STEP 3: Convert Result to Output's Unit
1555200 Second -->18 Day (Check conversion ​here)
18 Day <-- Free Float
(Calculation completed in 00.020 seconds)
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## <Critical Path Method Calculators

Total Float in CPM
​ Go Total Float = Latest Finish Time-Earliest Finish Time
Independent Float used in CPM
​ Go Independent Float = Free Float-Slack of an Event
Free Float used in CPM
​ Go Free Float = Total Float-Slack of an Event
Interfering Float
​ Go Interfering Float = Total Float-Free Float

## Free Float used in CPM Formula

Free Float = Total Float-Slack of an Event
FF0 = TF0-S

## What is Free Float?

Free Float, per definition, is the amount of time that the activity can be delayed before any successors will be delayed. Early Start/Finish times are used to calculate the Free Float values.

## What is Slack?

The Slack time for an activity is the time between its earliest and latest start time, or between its earliest and latest finish time. Slack is the amount of time that an activity can be delayed past its earliest start or earliest finish without delaying the project.

## How to Calculate Free Float used in CPM?

Free Float used in CPM calculator uses Free Float = Total Float-Slack of an Event to calculate the Free Float, The Free Float used in CPM formula is defined as the time or duration by which any activity can be delayed without delaying other succeeding activities. The slack mentioned can be head event slack (earliest time of j-i). Free Float is denoted by FF0 symbol.

How to calculate Free Float used in CPM using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Free Float used in CPM, enter Total Float (TF0) & Slack of an Event (S) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Free Float used in CPM calculation can be explained with given input values -> 0.000208 = 2073600-518400.

### FAQ

What is Free Float used in CPM?
The Free Float used in CPM formula is defined as the time or duration by which any activity can be delayed without delaying other succeeding activities. The slack mentioned can be head event slack (earliest time of j-i) and is represented as FF0 = TF0-S or Free Float = Total Float-Slack of an Event. Total float is the period by which an activity can shift its timing without affecting the relevant schedule completion date & Slack of an Event in a network is the difference between the latest event time and the earliest event time at its terminal point or node.
How to calculate Free Float used in CPM?
The Free Float used in CPM formula is defined as the time or duration by which any activity can be delayed without delaying other succeeding activities. The slack mentioned can be head event slack (earliest time of j-i) is calculated using Free Float = Total Float-Slack of an Event. To calculate Free Float used in CPM, you need Total Float (TF0) & Slack of an Event (S). With our tool, you need to enter the respective value for Total Float & Slack of an Event and hit the calculate button. You can also select the units (if any) for Input(s) and the Output as well.
How many ways are there to calculate Free Float?
In this formula, Free Float uses Total Float & Slack of an Event. We can use 1 other way(s) to calculate the same, which is/are as follows -
• Free Float = Independent Float+Slack of an Event
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