Convert Kilometers Per Hour to Speed Of Sound

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1 km/h = 0.00081 speed of sound

How to Convert Kilometers Per Hour to Speed Of Sound

Speedometers are used in vehicles to measure speed

To convert a kilometer per hour measurement to a speed of sound measurement, multiply the speed by the conversion ratio. One kilometer per hour is equal to 0.00081 speed of sound, so use this simple formula to convert:

speed of sound = kilometers per hour × 0.00081

The speed in speed of sound is equal to the kilometers per hour multiplied by 0.00081.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilometers per hour to speed of sound using the formula above.
5 km/h = (5 × 0.00081) = 0.004049 speed of sound

Kilometers per hour and speed of sound are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Kilometers Per Hour

Kilometers per hour are a measurement of speed expressing the distance travelled in kilometers in one hour.

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

Kilometers per hour can be expressed using the formula:
vkm/s = dkmthr

The velocity in kilometers per hour is equal to the distance in kilometers divided by time in hours.

Speed Of Sound

The speed of sound is the distance a sound wave travels through an elastic medium. The speed of sound through air at 20 °C is equal to 343 meters per second, or roughly 767 miles per hour.

Kilometer Per Hour Measurements and Equivalent Speed Of Sound Conversions

Common kilometer per hour values converted to the equivalent speed of sound value
Kilometers Per Hour Speed Of Sound
1 km/h 0.00081
2 km/h 0.00162
3 km/h 0.00243
4 km/h 0.003239
5 km/h 0.004049
6 km/h 0.004859
7 km/h 0.005669
8 km/h 0.006479
9 km/h 0.007289
10 km/h 0.008098
11 km/h 0.008908
12 km/h 0.009718
13 km/h 0.010528
14 km/h 0.011338
15 km/h 0.012148
16 km/h 0.012958
17 km/h 0.013767
18 km/h 0.014577
19 km/h 0.015387
20 km/h 0.016197
21 km/h 0.017007
22 km/h 0.017817
23 km/h 0.018626
24 km/h 0.019436
25 km/h 0.020246
26 km/h 0.021056
27 km/h 0.021866
28 km/h 0.022676
29 km/h 0.023486
30 km/h 0.024295
31 km/h 0.025105
32 km/h 0.025915
33 km/h 0.026725
34 km/h 0.027535
35 km/h 0.028345
36 km/h 0.029155
37 km/h 0.029964
38 km/h 0.030774
39 km/h 0.031584
40 km/h 0.032394

More Kilometer Per Hour Speed Conversions

Convert to Knots
1 km/h is equal to 0.539957 knots
Convert to Mach
1 km/h is equal to Mach 0.00081
Convert to Speed Of Light
1 km/h is equal to 9.2657E-10 speed of light
Convert to Miles Per Hour
1 km/h is equal to 0.621371 miles per hour
Convert to Feet Per Second
1 km/h is equal to 0.911344 feet per second
Convert to Kilometers Per Second
1 km/h is equal to 0.000278 kilometers per second
Convert to Meters Per Second
1 km/h is equal to 0.277778 meters per second
Convert to Centimeters Per Second
1 km/h is equal to 27.777778 centimeters per second

Unit of Measurement Conversion Made Easy!

There are thousands of units of measure in use across the globe, and converting from one to another can be very difficult since each conversion requires a different formula to derive the result. Our unit of measurement conversion tools are meant to be dead easy. We break the mold of the typical dry and complicated experience. In addition to converting from one measurement to another, we provide the formula so you can see how the conversion is done, use it on you’re own calculator if you need to!

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Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.