kilometers per hour (km / h) and meters per second (m / s) Conversion Calculator

An online kilometers per hour (km/h) and meters per second (m/s) conversion calculator is presented. Examples and problems involving convertion of km/h and m/s are also included.


Conversion Formula of Kilometers per Hour (km / h) and Meters per Second (m / s) [1]

Given that
1 km = 1000 m
1 hour = 3600 seconds
We have
1 km / h = ( 1 1000 m ) / ( 3600 s ) = (5/18) m/s
and
1 m / s = (18 / 5) km / h = 3.6 km / h


Examples of Conversion

Example 1 - The speed S of a car in 100 km / h. What is the speed of this car in m / s? Round the answer to the nearest unit.
S = 100 km / h = 100 (5/18) m / s = 27.7777777778 m/s
Round to the nearest unit
S = 28 m / s


Example 2 - A car is traveling at 27 m / s and a second car traveling at 90 km / h. Which car is traveling faster?
Convert 27 m / s to km / h
27 m / s = 27 3.6 km / h = 87.2 km / h
The car traveling at 27 m / s is faster.



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Problems Involving km/h and m/s Conversions

Problem 1
The speed of light is equal to 299792458 m / s. What is the speed of light in km / h?

Solution
299792458 m / s = 299792458 3.6 km / h = 1079252848.8 km / h



Problem 2
What is the ratio R of the speed of light which equal to 299792458 m / s and the speed of sound which is 1234.8 km / h? How much faster is the speed of light compared to the speed of sound?

Solution
We first need to convert the speed of sound in m / s
1234.8 km / h = 1234.8 m/s (5/18) = 343 m / s
The ratio R is given by
R = ( 299792458 m / s ) / ( 343 m / s ) = 874030.489796
Round to the nearest unit
R = 874030
The speed of light is 874030 times faster than the speed of sound.



Problem 3
The speed of Mach 1 corresponds to the speed of sound.
A high speed jet figther has a speed of Mach 2.1. What is the speed of the jet fighter in km / h given that the speed of sound is equal to 343 m / s? Round the answer to the nearest unit.

Solution
The speed S of the jet fighter in m /s is given by
S = 2.1 343 m / s = 720.3 m / s
Convert S in km / h.
S = 720.3 m / s = 720.3 3.6 km / h = 2593.08 km / h.
Round to the nearest unit
S = 2593 km / h




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