Units of Speed
Check here the Mph, the Km/h, and some variants as “m/s” which are used in some racing games.
The MPH is coming from the imperial system, and is used in the United States and the United Kingdom. MPH is often used in sporting events such as baseball or tennis, to express the speed of delivery of a ball.
The MPH is used to express the number of statute miles covered in one hour, should not be confused with the nautical mile and such variants.
1 MPH is equal to 1.60934 km/h.
If you want to know how much MPH are in “x” km/h, you should divide the amount of km/h between 1.609344, or multiply it by 0.62137, is the same.
Example: “400 km/h”
The km/h is coming from the metric system, and is used worldwide, except some countries
If you are going at the speed of 300km/h, this means that you are driving around 186.mph, this is the
If you want to know how much km/h are in “x” mph, you should multiply the amount of mph by
For example: “300 MPH”
Sometimes, you could find the speed expressed in “m/s“.
If you want to know how much km/h is just 1 m/s, or how much m/s is 1 km/h, check this:
1 m/s = 3.6 km/h
1 km/h ≈ 0.277 m/s
so, with this you can figure it out how to convert between units.
Example: Convert 50 km/h to “m/s”:
1 km/h ≈ 0.277 m/s, then:
50 x 0.277 ≈ 13.88 m/s
Example #2: Convert 100 m/s to km/h:
1 m/s = 3.6 km/h, then:
100 x 3.6 =360 km/h
All what you need is to know the conversion factor. Basically, you have to multiply or divide, depending of the case and you will get your desired unit.
Posted on July 4, 2012, in General and tagged conversion, conversion factors, kilometer per hour, kmh to mph, miles per hour, mph to kmh, speed conversion, speed measurement, transportation, units of speed. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.