Convert Meters Per Second to Mach

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1 m/s = Mach 0.002915

How to Convert Meters Per Second to Mach

Speedometers are used in vehicles to measure speed

To convert a meter per second measurement to a Mach measurement, multiply the speed by the conversion ratio. One meter per second is equal to Mach 0.002915, so use this simple formula to convert:

Mach number = meters per second × 0.002915

The Mach number is equal to the speed in meters per second multiplied by 0.002915.

For example, here's how to convert 5 meters per second to Mach using the formula above.
5 m/s = (5 × 0.002915) = Mach 0.014577

Meters per second and Mach 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.


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 classifications for various mach numbers.
Speed Classification Mach Number
Subsonic Mach < 1.0
Transonic Mach = 1.0
Supersonic Mach > 1.0
Hypersonic Mach > 5.0

Meter Per Second Measurements and Equivalent Mach Conversions

Common meter per second values converted to the equivalent Mach value
Meters Per Second Mach
1 m/s Mach 0.002915
2 m/s Mach 0.005831
3 m/s Mach 0.008746
4 m/s Mach 0.011662
5 m/s Mach 0.014577
6 m/s Mach 0.017493
7 m/s Mach 0.020408
8 m/s Mach 0.023324
9 m/s Mach 0.026239
10 m/s Mach 0.029155
11 m/s Mach 0.03207
12 m/s Mach 0.034985
13 m/s Mach 0.037901
14 m/s Mach 0.040816
15 m/s Mach 0.043732
16 m/s Mach 0.046647
17 m/s Mach 0.049563
18 m/s Mach 0.052478
19 m/s Mach 0.055394
20 m/s Mach 0.058309
21 m/s Mach 0.061224
22 m/s Mach 0.06414
23 m/s Mach 0.067055
24 m/s Mach 0.069971
25 m/s Mach 0.072886
26 m/s Mach 0.075802
27 m/s Mach 0.078717
28 m/s Mach 0.081633
29 m/s Mach 0.084548
30 m/s Mach 0.087464
31 m/s Mach 0.090379
32 m/s Mach 0.093294
33 m/s Mach 0.09621
34 m/s Mach 0.099125
35 m/s Mach 0.102041
36 m/s Mach 0.104956
37 m/s Mach 0.107872
38 m/s Mach 0.110787
39 m/s Mach 0.113703
40 m/s Mach 0.116618

More Meter Per Second Speed Conversions

Convert to Knots
1 m/s is equal to 1.943844 knots
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 Feet Per Second
1 m/s is equal to 3.28084 feet per second
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

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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.