Passing from meters per second (m/s) to kilometers per hour (km/h) (km/h) is a snap with our speed unit converter. Just enter the speed in m/s, press the calculate button and you will automatically get the equivalence in km/h.
If you need it, we also have at your disposal a Km/h to m/s converter to perform the inverse transformation, something that can also be very useful in many occasions.
How to go from meters per second to kilometers per hour
For from m/s to Km/h we only have to multiply the speed by 3.6, i.e. we have to apply the following mathematical formula:
V (Km/h) = V (m/s) x 3.6
Why multiply by 3.6? This is because we are doing a double conversion of units. On the one hand we are converting meters to kilometers and seconds to hours. Let us remember that:
- 1 hour = 3600 seconds
- 1 kilometer = 1000 meters
Therefore, the figure of 3.6 comes from dividing 3600 by 1000, the result of the double conversion that we apply when changing both units.
10 m/s at Km/h
For example, let's imagine that we are driving to a speed of 10 meters per second but we want to know the distance in kilometers traveled in an hour, how do we change the units?
We only have to apply the mathematical formula we have seen in the previous point and we will know the result. Let's see what it is:
V (Km/h) = 10 m/s x 3,6 = 36 Kilometers per hour
The truth is that we are not going very fast so let's triple the speed in the following example.
30 m/s at Km/h
Again, we are driving, but this time we are on the highway so we have increased the speed up to the 30 meters per secondHow many kilometers per hour are we driving?
If we make use of the above formula, we have that:
V (Km/h) = 30 m/s x 3,6 = 108 Kilometers per hour
How to convert m/s to km/h in Excel
If you want to make your own meters per second to kilometers per hour converterYou can use Excel to obtain the equivalence between these two units of speed.
Just open a new spreadsheet and type the following formula in an empty cell:
=CONVERT(C5; "m/s"; "km/h")
In this formula we are telling Excel to convert the number of meters per second that we write in cell C5 to kilometers per hour.
If you prefer, you can directly write the number of m/s that you want to convert to km/h. For example, if you want to transform 50 meters per second to kilometers per hour, you would write the function like this:
=CONVERT(50; "m/s"; "km/h")
Of course, if you have any questions you can write us a comment and we will help you to solve your doubts as soon as possible.
Table of equivalence of m/s to Km/h
If you need to print a table with the equivalence from meters per second to kilometers per hourThe following are the most typical speed values.
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