Centimeters Per Second to Kilometers Per Second Conversion

Enter the speed in centimeters per second below to get the value converted to kilometers per second.

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1 cm/s = 1.0E-5 km/s

How to Convert Centimeters Per Second to Kilometers Per Second

Speedometers are used in vehicles to measure speed

To convert a centimeter per second measurement to a kilometer per second measurement, divide the speed by the conversion ratio. One kilometer per second is equal to 100,000 centimeters per second, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilometers per second = centimeters per second ÷ 100,000

The speed in kilometers per second is equal to the centimeters per second divided by 100,000.

For example, here's how to convert 50,000 centimeters per second to kilometers per second using the formula above.
50,000 cm/s = (50,000 ÷ 100,000) = 0.5 km/s

Centimeters per second and kilometers per second are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Centimeters Per Second

Centimeters per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance traveled in centimeters in one second.

The centimeter per second, or centimetre per second, is an SI unit of speed in the metric system. Centimeters per second can be abbreviated as cm/s, and are also sometimes abbreviated as cm/sec. For example, 1 centimeter per second can be written as 1 cm/s or 1 cm/sec.

In formal expressions, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to separate units used to indicate division in an expression.[1]

Centimeters per second can be expressed using the formula:
vm/s = dcmtsec

The velocity in centimeters per second is equal to the distance in centimeters divided by time in seconds.

Kilometers Per Second

Kilometers per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance traveled in kilometers in one second.

The kilometer per second, or kilometre per second, is an SI unit of speed in the metric system. Kilometers per second can be abbreviated as km/s, and are also sometimes abbreviated as km/sec. For example, 1 kilometer per second can be written as 1 km/s or 1 km/sec.

Kilometers per second can be expressed using the formula:
vkm/s = dkmtsec

The velocity in kilometers per second is equal to the distance in kilometers divided by time in seconds.

Centimeter Per Second to Kilometer Per Second Conversion Table

Centimeter per second measurements converted to kilometers per second
Centimeters Per Second Kilometers Per Second
1 cm/s 0.00001 km/s
2 cm/s 0.00002 km/s
3 cm/s 0.00003 km/s
4 cm/s 0.00004 km/s
5 cm/s 0.00005 km/s
6 cm/s 0.00006 km/s
7 cm/s 0.00007 km/s
8 cm/s 0.00008 km/s
9 cm/s 0.00009 km/s
10 cm/s 0.0001 km/s
100 cm/s 0.001 km/s
1,000 cm/s 0.01 km/s
10,000 cm/s 0.1 km/s
100,000 cm/s 1 km/s

References

  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST Guide to the SI, Chapter 6: Rules and Style Conventions for Printing and Using Units, https://www.nist.gov/pml/special-publication-811/nist-guide-si-chapter-6-rules-and-style-conventions-printing-and-using