Speed of Sound to Meters per Second Converter

Enter the speed in speed of sound below to get the value converted to meters per second.


Result in Meters per Second:

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1 sound = 343 m/s

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How to Convert Speed of Sound to Meters per Second

To convert a measurement in speed of sound to a measurement in meters per second, multiply the speed by the following conversion ratio: 343 meters per second/speed of sound.

Since one speed of sound is equal to 343 meters per second, you can use this simple formula to convert:

meters per second = speed of sound × 343

The speed in meters per second is equal to the speed in speed of sound multiplied by 343.

For example, here's how to convert 5 speed of sound to meters per second using the formula above.
meters per second = (5 sound × 343) = 1,715 m/s

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

What Is the 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,[1] or roughly 767 miles per hour.

Speed of sound can be abbreviated as sound; for example, 1 speed of sound can be written as 1 sound.

Learn more about the speed of sound.

What Are 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 the expressions of units, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to express a change in one or more units relative to a change in one or more other units.[2] For example, m/s is expressing a change in length or distance relative to a change in time.

Meters per second can be expressed using the formula:
vm/s = dm / tsec

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

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Speed of Sound to Meter per Second Conversion Table

Table showing various speed of sound measurements converted to meters per second.
Speed Of Sound Meters Per Second
1 sound 343 m/s
2 sound 686 m/s
3 sound 1,029 m/s
4 sound 1,372 m/s
5 sound 1,715 m/s
6 sound 2,058 m/s
7 sound 2,401 m/s
8 sound 2,744 m/s
9 sound 3,087 m/s
10 sound 3,430 m/s
11 sound 3,773 m/s
12 sound 4,116 m/s
13 sound 4,459 m/s
14 sound 4,802 m/s
15 sound 5,145 m/s
16 sound 5,488 m/s
17 sound 5,831 m/s
18 sound 6,174 m/s
19 sound 6,517 m/s
20 sound 6,860 m/s
21 sound 7,203 m/s
22 sound 7,546 m/s
23 sound 7,889 m/s
24 sound 8,232 m/s
25 sound 8,575 m/s
26 sound 8,918 m/s
27 sound 9,261 m/s
28 sound 9,604 m/s
29 sound 9,947 m/s
30 sound 10,290 m/s
31 sound 10,633 m/s
32 sound 10,976 m/s
33 sound 11,319 m/s
34 sound 11,662 m/s
35 sound 12,005 m/s
36 sound 12,348 m/s
37 sound 12,691 m/s
38 sound 13,034 m/s
39 sound 13,377 m/s
40 sound 13,720 m/s


  1. CK-12, Speed of Sound, https://www.ck12.org/physics/speed-of-sound/lesson/Speed-of-Sound-MS-PS/
  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

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