# Miles Per Second To Miles Per Hour Conversion

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## How to convert miles per second to miles per hour (mi/s to mph)

The formula for converting miles per second to miles per hour is: mph = mi/s × 3600. To calculate the mile per second value in miles per hour first substitute the mile per second value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 mile per second in miles per hour we follow these steps:

mph = mi/s × 3600

mph = 1 × 3600

mph = 3600

In other words, 1 mile per second is equal to 3600 miles per hour.

## Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 3 miles per second to miles per hour is:

1. Understand the conversion formula: mph = mi/s × 3600
2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 3 for mi/s so the formula becomes: mph = 3 × 3600
3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 3 × 3600 = 10800 mph

In summary, 3 miles per second is equal to 10800 miles per hour.

## Converting miles per hour to miles per second

In order to convert the other way around i.e. miles per hour to miles per second, you would use the following formula: mi/s = mph × 0.000277777777777778. To convert miles per hour to miles per second first substitute the mile per hour value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 mile per hour in miles per second we follow these steps:

mi/s = mph × 0.000277777777777778

mi/s = 1 × 0.000277777777777778

mi/s = 0.000277777777777778

Or in other words, 1 mile per hour is equal to 0.000277777777777778 miles per second.

## Conversion Unit Definitions

### What is a Mile Per Second?

Mile per second is a unit of speed that represents the distance traveled in miles divided by the time taken in seconds. It is a relatively high-speed measurement used to describe rapid velocities.
To provide an example, let's consider a rocket that is traveling at a speed of 10 miles per second. This means that for every second, the rocket covers a distance of 10 miles. In a span of 5 seconds, the rocket would travel a total distance of 50 miles.
Mile per second is predominantly used in the field of aerospace and astrodynamics, where extremely high velocities are involved. It is a suitable unit to describe the speed of spacecraft, missiles, or other objects that achieve significant velocities in a short amount of time.
For comparison, the speed of sound is approximately 0.21 miles per second. Therefore, a velocity of 10 miles per second is significantly faster than the speed of sound. This indicates that the rocket is traveling at supersonic speeds and likely in the realm of space travel.
It's important to note that mile per second is not a commonly used unit for everyday speeds, as it represents extremely rapid velocities that are beyond the capabilities of most vehicles or objects. More commonly used speed units include miles per hour, kilometers per hour, or meters per second.
In summary, mile per second is a unit of speed that represents the distance traveled in miles divided by the time taken in seconds. It is primarily used in aerospace and astrodynamics to describe high velocities, typically associated with space travel.

### What is a Mile Per Hour?

Mile per hour (abbreviated as mph) is a unit of speed commonly used in countries that follow the imperial system of measurement, such as the United States and the United Kingdom. It measures the distance traveled in miles divided by the time taken in hours.
The mile, which is the primary unit in this measurement, is an imperial unit of length equal to 5,280 feet or approximately 1.609 kilometers. It originated from ancient Roman measurements and has been widely adopted in various English-speaking countries.
The hour, the unit of time in this measurement, is a standard unit of time equal to 60 minutes or 3,600 seconds. It is used to quantify the duration of an event or the time taken to travel a certain distance.
To better understand mile per hour, let's consider an example. Imagine a car traveling at a constant speed of 60 mph. This means that for every hour, the car covers a distance of 60 miles. In practical terms, if the car maintains this speed for 4 hours, it would have traveled a total distance of 240 miles.
Mile per hour is widely used to measure the speed of vehicles, such as cars, motorcycles, trucks, and airplanes, on roads, highways, and runways. Speed limit signs, traffic reports, and vehicle speedometers often display speeds in miles per hour.
It's important to note that mile per hour is not the sole unit of speed used globally. Many countries, particularly those that follow the metric system, use kilometers per hour (km/h) as their primary unit of speed. Conversion between mile per hour and kilometer per hour can be done using the conversion factor of approximately 1.609.
In summary, mile per hour is a unit of speed used in countries that follow the imperial system of measurement. It represents the distance traveled in miles divided by the time taken in hours and is commonly used to measure the speed of vehicles. Understanding and converting between different speed units, such as mile per hour and kilometer per hour, is essential for international travel and communication.

## Miles Per Second To Miles Per Hour Conversion Table

Below is a lookup table showing common miles per second to miles per hour conversion values.

Mile Per Second (mi/s)Mile Per Hour (mph)
1 mi/s3600 mph
2 mi/s7200 mph
3 mi/s10800 mph
4 mi/s14400 mph
5 mi/s18000 mph
6 mi/s21600 mph
7 mi/s25200 mph
8 mi/s28800 mph
9 mi/s32400 mph
10 mi/s36000 mph
11 mi/s39600 mph
12 mi/s43200 mph
13 mi/s46800 mph

## Other Common Mile Per SecondConversions

Below is a table of common conversions from miles per second to other speed units.

ConversionResult
1 mile per second in feet per second5280.00109824023 ft/s
1 mile per second in feet per minute316796.553253501 ft/m
1 mile per second in feet per hour19008000.0034062 ft/h
1 mile per second in kilometers per second1.60934400009669 km/s
1 mile per second in kilometers per minute96.5606403476801 km/m
1 mile per second in kilometers per hour5793.63870057954 km/h
1 mile per second in knots3128.31405770488 kn, kt
1 mile per second in mach5.45454545553719 Ma
1 mile per second in meters per second1609.34397989479 m/s
1 mile per second in meters per hour5793638.40183993 m/h
1 mile per second in miles per minute60 mi/m
1 mile per second in speed of light0.00000536820519427535 c
1 mile per second in speed of sound4.69197 c