# Feet per Second to Meters per Second Converter

Enter the speed in feet per second below to get the value converted to meters per second.

Results in Meters per Second: 1 ft/s = 0.3048 m/s

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## How to Convert Feet per Second to Meters per Second

To convert a measurement in feet per second to a measurement in meters per second, multiply the speed by the following conversion ratio: 0.3048 meters per second/foot per second.

Since one foot per second is equal to 0.3048 meters per second, you can use this simple formula to convert:

meters per second = feet per second × 0.3048

The speed in meters per second is equal to the speed in feet per second multiplied by 0.3048.

For example, here's how to convert 5 feet per second to meters per second using the formula above.
meters per second = (5 ft/s × 0.3048) = 1.524 m/s

Feet per second and meters per second are both units used to measure speed. Calculate speed in feet per second or meters per second using our speed calculator or keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## What Are Feet per Second?

Feet per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance traveled in feet in one second.

The foot per second is a US customary and imperial unit of speed. Feet per second can be abbreviated as ft/s, and are also sometimes abbreviated as ft/sec or fps. For example, 1 foot per second can be written as 1 ft/s, 1 ft/sec, or 1 fps.

In the expressions of units, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to express a change in one or more units relative to a change in one or more other units. For example, ft/s is expressing a change in length or distance relative to a change in time.

Feet per second can be expressed using the formula:
vft/s = dft / tsec

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

## What Are Meters per Second?

Meters per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance traveled in meters in one second.

The meter per second, or metre per second, is the SI derived unit for speed in the metric system. Meters per second can be abbreviated as m/s, and are also sometimes abbreviated as m/sec. For example, 1 meter per second can be written as 1 m/s or 1 m/sec.

Meters per second can be expressed using the formula:
vm/s = dm / tsec

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

## Foot per Second to Meter per Second Conversion Table

Table showing various foot per second measurements converted to meters per second.
Feet Per Second Meters Per Second
1 ft/s 0.3048 m/s
2 ft/s 0.6096 m/s
3 ft/s 0.9144 m/s
4 ft/s 1.2192 m/s
5 ft/s 1.524 m/s
6 ft/s 1.8288 m/s
7 ft/s 2.1336 m/s
8 ft/s 2.4384 m/s
9 ft/s 2.7432 m/s
10 ft/s 3.048 m/s
11 ft/s 3.3528 m/s
12 ft/s 3.6576 m/s
13 ft/s 3.9624 m/s
14 ft/s 4.2672 m/s
15 ft/s 4.572 m/s
16 ft/s 4.8768 m/s
17 ft/s 5.1816 m/s
18 ft/s 5.4864 m/s
19 ft/s 5.7912 m/s
20 ft/s 6.096 m/s
21 ft/s 6.4008 m/s
22 ft/s 6.7056 m/s
23 ft/s 7.0104 m/s
24 ft/s 7.3152 m/s
25 ft/s 7.62 m/s
26 ft/s 7.9248 m/s
27 ft/s 8.2296 m/s
28 ft/s 8.5344 m/s
29 ft/s 8.8392 m/s
30 ft/s 9.144 m/s
31 ft/s 9.4488 m/s
32 ft/s 9.7536 m/s
33 ft/s 10.06 m/s
34 ft/s 10.36 m/s
35 ft/s 10.67 m/s
36 ft/s 10.97 m/s
37 ft/s 11.28 m/s
38 ft/s 11.58 m/s
39 ft/s 11.89 m/s
40 ft/s 12.19 m/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