Miles Per Hour to Meters Per Second Conversion

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

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1 mph = 0.44704 m/s

How to Convert Miles Per Hour to Meters Per Second

Speedometers are used in vehicles to measure speed

To convert a mile per hour measurement to a meter per second measurement, multiply the speed by the conversion ratio. One mile per hour is equal to 0.44704 meters per second, so use this simple formula to convert:

meters per second = miles per hour × 0.44704

The speed in meters per second is equal to the miles per hour multiplied by 0.44704.

For example, here's how to convert 5 miles per hour to meters per second using the formula above.
5 mph = (5 × 0.44704) = 2.2352 m/s

Miles per hour and meters per second are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Miles Per Hour

Miles per hour are a measurement of speed expressing the distance traveled in miles in one hour.[1]

The mile per hour is a US customary and imperial unit of speed. Miles per hour can be abbreviated as mph, and are also sometimes abbreviated as mi/h or MPH. For example, 1 mile per hour can be written as 1 mph, 1 mi/h, or 1 MPH.

Miles per hour can be expressed using the formula:
vmph = dmithr

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

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.

In formal expressions, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to separate units used to indicate division in an expression.[2]

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.

Mile Per Hour to Meter Per Second Conversion Table

Mile per hour measurements converted to meters per second
Miles Per Hour Meters Per Second
1 mph 0.44704 m/s
2 mph 0.89408 m/s
3 mph 1.3411 m/s
4 mph 1.7882 m/s
5 mph 2.2352 m/s
6 mph 2.6822 m/s
7 mph 3.1293 m/s
8 mph 3.5763 m/s
9 mph 4.0234 m/s
10 mph 4.4704 m/s
11 mph 4.9174 m/s
12 mph 5.3645 m/s
13 mph 5.8115 m/s
14 mph 6.2586 m/s
15 mph 6.7056 m/s
16 mph 7.1526 m/s
17 mph 7.5997 m/s
18 mph 8.0467 m/s
19 mph 8.4938 m/s
20 mph 8.9408 m/s
21 mph 9.3878 m/s
22 mph 9.8349 m/s
23 mph 10.28 m/s
24 mph 10.73 m/s
25 mph 11.18 m/s
26 mph 11.62 m/s
27 mph 12.07 m/s
28 mph 12.52 m/s
29 mph 12.96 m/s
30 mph 13.41 m/s
31 mph 13.86 m/s
32 mph 14.31 m/s
33 mph 14.75 m/s
34 mph 15.2 m/s
35 mph 15.65 m/s
36 mph 16.09 m/s
37 mph 16.54 m/s
38 mph 16.99 m/s
39 mph 17.43 m/s
40 mph 17.88 m/s

References

  1. Wikipedia, Miles per hour, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_per_hour
  2. 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