Meters per second to Miles per hour Converter
Use this converter to easily convert between Meters and Miles per hour (mps to mph).
- How many Meters per second equal a Mile per hour?
- Difference between Meters per second and Miles per hour
- How to convert Meters per second to Miles per hour
- Meters per second to miles per hour conversion table
How many Meters per second equal a Mile per hour?
Since a mile is exactly 1609.344 meters long and an hour has exactly 3600 seconds, 0.44704 meters per second equal one mile per hour. These definitons follow from the international standard which defines a mile as equal to 5280 feet, and a foot as equal to 0.3044 meters. The International System of Units states that the standard symbol for meter is "m", while for mile it is "mi", hence the symbol for meters per second should be "mps" and for miles per hour: "miph", however "mph" is more commonly used, especially in the USA, leading to possible confusion for tourists and visitors from abroad.
Difference between Meters per second and Miles per hour
The first difference is that the time dimension is vastly different as there are 3600 second in an hour. The second is that meters and miles are of different magnitude and belong to different measurement systems. The mile is a unit from the imperial system, while the meter is a unit from the metric system, in fact it is its base unit. Miles are usually used to measure large distances, such as ones covered by a car, truck or plane. The meter is mostly used for smaller distances, such as running or sprinting, and it is also used to measure the dimensions of large bodies, e.g. shipping containers, houses, sports fields.
How to convert Meters per second to Miles per hour
We need to convert on both dimensions. First, to convert from second to hours, we need to multiply by 3600. Second, to convert from meters to miles one needs to divide the measurement in meters by 1609.344. This is equal to a multiplication by 2.236936. As this is non-trivial to do in your mind, you will need the help of a calculator, or even better - use this online meters per second to miles per hour converter. You can easily copy/paste the result by using the button next to the result field.
Meters per second to Miles per hour conversion example
Sample task: convert 10 meters per second to miles per hour. Solution:
mps * 2.236936 = mph
10 mps * 2.2369 = 22.369360 mph
10 mps is equal to 22.369360 mph
Meters per second to miles per hour conversion table
|1 mps||2.236936 mph|
|2 mps||4.473873 mph|
|3 mps||6.710809 mph|
|4 mps||8.947745 mph|
|5 mps||11.184681 mph|
|6 mps||13.421618 mph|
|7 mps||15.658554 mph|
|8 mps||17.895490 mph|
|9 mps||20.132427 mph|
|10 mps||22.369363 mph|
|20 mps||44.738726 mph|
|30 mps||67.108089 mph|
|40 mps||89.477452 mph|
|50 mps||111.846815 mph|
|60 mps||134.216178 mph|
|70 mps||156.585540 mph|
|80 mps||178.954903 mph|
|90 mps||201.324266 mph|
|100 mps||223.693629 mph|
|200 mps||447.387258 mph|
|300 mps||671.080888 mph|
|400 mps||894.774517 mph|
|500 mps||1,118.468146 mph|
|600 mps||1,342.161775 mph|
|700 mps||1,565.855404 mph|
|800 mps||1,789.549034 mph|
|900 mps||2,013.242663 mph|
|1,000 mps||2,236.936292 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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