1} where the minimum is taken over every edge-cutset X that separates G into ω(G - X) components, and by τ(G - X) we denote the order of a largest component of G. The objective of this paper is to determine this quantity for split graphs. Let G = (Z; I; E) be a noncomplete connected split graph with minimum vertex degree δ(G) we prove that if δ(G)≥|E(G)|/[|V(G)|-1] then its edge-tenacity is |E(G)|/[|V(G)|-1] .]]>