Convert Mach to Kilometers Per Hour
Enter the Mach number below to convert the speed to kilometers per hour.
How to Convert Mach to Kilometers Per Hour
To convert a Mach measurement to a kilometer per hour measurement, multiply the Mach number by the conversion ratio. Mach 1 is equal to 1,234.8 kilometers per hour, so use this simple formula to convert:
The speed in kilometers per hour is equal to the Mach number multiplied by 1,234.8.
Mach and kilometers per hour are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
Mach, sometimes also referred to as a Mach number, is the ratio of the speed of an object to the speed of sound.
Mach can be abbreviated as M, and is also sometimes abbreviated as Ma. For example, Mach 1 can be written as 1 M or 1 Ma.
Although Mach can be abbreviated M or Ma, the Mach number is typically expressed with the number after the unit name. For example, the expression Mach 3 is preferred rather than 3 Machs or 3 M.
The speed is classified as either subsonic, transonic, supersonic, or hypersonic depending on the Mach number.
|Speed Classification||Mach Number|
|Subsonic||Mach < 1.0|
|Transonic||Mach = 1.0|
|Supersonic||Mach > 1.0|
|Hypersonic||Mach > 5.0|
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.
Mach Measurements and Equivalent Kilometer Per Hour Conversions
|Mach||Kilometers Per Hour|
|Mach 1||1,235 km/h|
|Mach 2||2,470 km/h|
|Mach 3||3,704 km/h|
|Mach 4||4,939 km/h|
|Mach 5||6,174 km/h|
|Mach 6||7,409 km/h|
|Mach 7||8,644 km/h|
|Mach 8||9,878 km/h|
|Mach 9||11,113 km/h|
|Mach 10||12,348 km/h|
|Mach 11||13,583 km/h|
|Mach 12||14,818 km/h|
|Mach 13||16,052 km/h|
|Mach 14||17,287 km/h|
|Mach 15||18,522 km/h|
|Mach 16||19,757 km/h|
|Mach 17||20,992 km/h|
|Mach 18||22,226 km/h|
|Mach 19||23,461 km/h|
|Mach 20||24,696 km/h|
|Mach 21||25,931 km/h|
|Mach 22||27,166 km/h|
|Mach 23||28,400 km/h|
|Mach 24||29,635 km/h|
|Mach 25||30,870 km/h|
|Mach 26||32,105 km/h|
|Mach 27||33,340 km/h|
|Mach 28||34,574 km/h|
|Mach 29||35,809 km/h|
|Mach 30||37,044 km/h|
|Mach 31||38,279 km/h|
|Mach 32||39,514 km/h|
|Mach 33||40,748 km/h|
|Mach 34||41,983 km/h|
|Mach 35||43,218 km/h|
|Mach 36||44,453 km/h|
|Mach 37||45,688 km/h|
|Mach 38||46,922 km/h|
|Mach 39||48,157 km/h|
|Mach 40||49,392 km/h|
More Mach Speed Conversions
- Convert to Knots
- Mach 1 is equal to 666.738661 knots
- Convert to Speed Of Sound
- Mach 1 is equal to 1 speed of sound
- Convert to Speed Of Light
- Mach 1 is equal to 1.1441E-6 speed of light
- Convert to Miles Per Hour
- Mach 1 is equal to 767.269148 miles per hour
- Convert to Feet Per Second
- Mach 1 is equal to 1,125.33 feet per second
- Convert to Kilometers Per Second
- Mach 1 is equal to 0.343 kilometers per second
- Convert to Meters Per Second
- Mach 1 is equal to 343 meters per second
- Convert to Centimeters Per Second
- Mach 1 is equal to 34,300 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!
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.