Convert Meters Per Second to Feet Per Second

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1 m/s = 3.28084 ft/s

How to Convert Meters Per Second to Feet Per Second

Speedometers are used in vehicles to measure speed

To convert a meter per second measurement to a foot per second measurement, multiply the speed by the conversion ratio. One meter per second is equal to 3.28084 feet per second, so use this simple formula to convert:

feet per second = meters per second × 3.28084

The speed in feet per second is equal to the meters per second multiplied by 3.28084.

For example, here's how to convert 5 meters per second to feet per second using the formula above.
5 m/s = (5 × 3.28084) = 16.404199 ft/s

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

Meters Per Second

Meters per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance travelled 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 = dmtsec

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

Feet Per Second

Feet per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance travelled 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.

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

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

Meter Per Second Measurements and Equivalent Foot Per Second Conversions

Common meter per second values converted to the equivalent foot per second value
Meters Per Second Feet Per Second
1 m/s 3.2808 ft/s
2 m/s 6.5617 ft/s
3 m/s 9.8425 ft/s
4 m/s 13.12 ft/s
5 m/s 16.4 ft/s
6 m/s 19.69 ft/s
7 m/s 22.97 ft/s
8 m/s 26.25 ft/s
9 m/s 29.53 ft/s
10 m/s 32.81 ft/s
11 m/s 36.09 ft/s
12 m/s 39.37 ft/s
13 m/s 42.65 ft/s
14 m/s 45.93 ft/s
15 m/s 49.21 ft/s
16 m/s 52.49 ft/s
17 m/s 55.77 ft/s
18 m/s 59.06 ft/s
19 m/s 62.34 ft/s
20 m/s 65.62 ft/s
21 m/s 68.9 ft/s
22 m/s 72.18 ft/s
23 m/s 75.46 ft/s
24 m/s 78.74 ft/s
25 m/s 82.02 ft/s
26 m/s 85.3 ft/s
27 m/s 88.58 ft/s
28 m/s 91.86 ft/s
29 m/s 95.14 ft/s
30 m/s 98.43 ft/s
31 m/s 101.71 ft/s
32 m/s 104.99 ft/s
33 m/s 108.27 ft/s
34 m/s 111.55 ft/s
35 m/s 114.83 ft/s
36 m/s 118.11 ft/s
37 m/s 121.39 ft/s
38 m/s 124.67 ft/s
39 m/s 127.95 ft/s
40 m/s 131.23 ft/s

More Meter Per Second Speed Conversions

Convert to Knots
1 m/s is equal to 1.943844 knots
Convert to Mach
1 m/s is equal to Mach 0.002915
Convert to Speed Of Sound
1 m/s is equal to 0.002915 speed of sound
Convert to Speed Of Light
1 m/s is equal to 3.3356E-9 speed of light
Convert to Miles Per Hour
1 m/s is equal to 2.236936 miles per hour
Convert to Kilometers Per Second
1 m/s is equal to 0.001 kilometers per second
Convert to Kilometers Per Hour
1 m/s is equal to 3.6 kilometers per hour
Convert to Centimeters Per Second
1 m/s is equal to 100 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.