Feet per second to Miles per hour Converter
Use this converter to easily convert between Feet per second and Miles per hour (ft to mph).
- How many Feet per second equal one Mile per hour?
- Difference between Feet per second and Miles per hour
- How to convert Feet per second to Miles per hour
- fps to mph conversion table
How many Feet per second equal one Mile per hour?
By definition, 5280 feet euqal one mile and 3600 seconds equal one hour. Taking the two dimensions into account we can calculate that approximately 0.681818 feet per second equal one mile per hour (3600/5280). Historically, the mile varied in length, until it was fixed with an international treaty in 1959. The internationally recognized symbol for miles is "mi" and for feet is "ft". Still, in some places in the US and the UK "m" is used to denote miles, which can lead to confusion with the SI unit "m", which stands for meter. This transfers into the derived units of speed: fps instead of ftps, and mph instead of miph.
Difference between Feet per second and Miles per hour
Both feet and miles are units for measuring distances and dimensions, but with very different magnitude. Due to this, miles per hour are usually used to measure the speed of cars, trucks, or trains, while feet per second are used for smaller distances like in running or walking, or when greater precision is required, such as in physics and engineering.
Both units have a long history and varied in definition from time to time and from place to place. The foot, however, is much older than the mile, despite the mile being used as early as the Roman Empire.
How to convert Feet per second to Miles per hour
To convert from feet per second to miles per hour you need to take into account the conversions on both the length dimension and the time dimension. In terms of length, divide the measurement in feet by 5280 to get the equivalent in miles. In terms of time, we need to multiply 1 second by 3600 to get 1 hour. Combined, the conversion results in a multiplication by 3600/5280, or about 0.681818 or, alternatively, a division by 1.466667. The conversion is often done with the help of a calculator. Our online feet per second to miles per hour converter will surely make that easy for you, and it also has a one-click copy button.
Feet per second to Miles per hour conversion example
Sample task: convert 10 feet per second to miles per hour. Solution (first method):
fps * 0.681818 = mph
10 fps * 0.6818 = 6.818180 mph
10 fps is equal to 6.818180 mph
Solution (second method):
fps / 1.466667 = mph
10 fps / 1.4667 = 6.818180 mph
10 fps is equal to 6.818180 mph
fps to mph conversion table
|1 fps||0.681818 mph|
|2 fps||1.363636 mph|
|3 fps||2.045455 mph|
|4 fps||2.727273 mph|
|5 fps||3.409091 mph|
|6 fps||4.090909 mph|
|7 fps||4.772727 mph|
|8 fps||5.454545 mph|
|9 fps||6.136364 mph|
|10 fps||6.818182 mph|
|20 fps||13.636364 mph|
|30 fps||20.454545 mph|
|40 fps||27.272727 mph|
|50 fps||34.090909 mph|
|60 fps||40.909091 mph|
|70 fps||47.727273 mph|
|80 fps||54.545455 mph|
|90 fps||61.363636 mph|
|100 fps||68.181818 mph|
|200 fps||136.363636 mph|
|300 fps||204.545455 mph|
|400 fps||272.727273 mph|
|500 fps||340.909091 mph|
|600 fps||409.090909 mph|
|700 fps||477.272727 mph|
|800 fps||545.454545 mph|
|900 fps||613.636364 mph|
|1,000 fps||681.818182 mph|
1 NIST Special Publication 330 (2008) - "The International System of Units (SI)", edited by Barry N.Taylor and Ambler Thompson
2 International Organization for Standardization (1993). ISO Standards Handbook: Quantities and units (3rd edition). Geneva: ISO. ISBN 92-67-10185-4.
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