# How do you convert miles per hour to meters per minute?

Jul 21, 2014

You use a series of conversion factors.

Convert miles to metres

1 mi ×$\left(5280 \text{ft")/(1"mi") × (12"in")/(1"ft") × (2.54"cm")/(1"in") × (1"m")/(100"cm}\right)$ = 1609 m

Convert hours to minutes

1 h = 60 min

Divide the distance by the time

∴ 1 mph = $\left(1 \text{mi")/(1"h") = (1609"m")/(60"min}\right)$ = 26.82 m/min

To convert miles per hour to metres per second, you multiply by 26.82.