Meters per second to Miles per hour Converter

Use this converter to easily convert between Meters and Miles per hour (mps to mph).

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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.

In terms of use, meters per second is the established unit of speed in the sciences, engineering and applied physics. Miles per hour is used widely in everyday life such as expressing the speed of a vehicle, but its use is mostly limited to the United States, the United Kingdom, and a few other countries and territories of the former British Empire.

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:

Formula:
mps * 2.236936 = mph
Calculation:
10 mps * 2.2369 = 22.369360 mph
End result:
10 mps is equal to 22.369360 mph

Meters per second to miles per hour conversion table

mps to mph conversion table
mps mph
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

References:

[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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