# Feet Per Second to Kilometers Per Minute Converter

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Convert Kilometers Per Minute to Feet Per Second (km/min to fps) ▶

## Conversion Table

 feet per second to kilometers per minute fps km/min 10 fps 0.1829 km/min 20 fps 0.3658 km/min 30 fps 0.5486 km/min 40 fps 0.7315 km/min 50 fps 0.9144 km/min 60 fps 1.0973 km/min 70 fps 1.2802 km/min 80 fps 1.463 km/min 90 fps 1.6459 km/min 100 fps 1.8288 km/min 110 fps 2.0117 km/min 120 fps 2.1946 km/min 130 fps 2.3774 km/min 140 fps 2.5603 km/min 150 fps 2.7432 km/min 160 fps 2.9261 km/min 170 fps 3.109 km/min 180 fps 3.2918 km/min 190 fps 3.4747 km/min 200 fps 3.6576 km/min

## How to convert

1 foot per second (fps) = 0.018288 kilometer per minute (km/min). Foot Per Second (fps) is a unit of Speed used in Standard system. Kilometer Per Minute (km/min) is a unit of Speed used in Metric system.

## Feet per second: A unit of speed

Feet per second (ft/s) is a unit of speed or velocity in the US customary and imperial systems. It measures how fast an object is moving by calculating the distance traveled in feet divided by the time taken in seconds. For example, if a person walks 10 feet in 2 seconds, their speed is 5 ft/s.

## How to convert feet per second

Feet per second can be converted to other units of speed or velocity by using simple conversion factors. Here are some common units and their conversion factors:

• Meters per second (m/s): To convert from ft/s to m/s, multiply by 0.3048. To convert from m/s to ft/s, divide by 0.3048. For example, 1 ft/s is equal to 0.3048 m/s, and 10 m/s is equal to 32.8084 ft/s.
• Kilometers per hour (km/h): To convert from ft/s to km/h, multiply by 1.09728. To convert from km/h to ft/s, divide by 1.09728. For example, 1 ft/s is equal to 1.09728 km/h, and 50 km/h is equal to 45.8734 ft/s.
• Miles per hour (mph): To convert from ft/s to mph, multiply by 0.681818. To convert from mph to ft/s, divide by 0.681818. For example, 1 ft/s is equal to 0.681818 mph, and 30 mph is equal to 44 ft/s.
• Knots (kn): To convert from ft/s to kn, multiply by 0.592484. To convert from kn to ft/s, divide by 0.592484. For example, 1 ft/s is equal to 0.592484 kn, and 15 kn is equal to 25.3281 ft/s.
• Inches per second (in/s): To convert from ft/s to in/s, multiply by 12. To convert from in/s to ft/s, divide by 12. For example, 1 ft/s is equal to 12 in/s, and 20 in/s is equal to 1.66667 ft/s.
• Miles per second (mi/s): To convert from ft/s to mi/s, multiply by 0.000189394. To convert from mi/s to ft/s, divide by 0.000189394. For example, 1 ft/s is equal to 0.000189394 mi/s, and 1 mi/s is equal to 5280 ft/s.

## Where feet per second are used

Feet per second are mainly used in engineering and aviation to measure the speed or velocity of machines and aircrafts.

For example, the speed of sound in air at sea level is about 343 m/s or about 1125 ft/s.

The maximum speed of a Boeing 747 jet airliner is about 988 km/h or about 2717 ft/s.

The average speed of a bullet fired from a handgun is about 1200 ft/s.

## Definition of feet per second

According to the US customary and imperial systems definition, one foot per second is the speed of a body that covers a distance of one foot in a time of one second.

Mathematically, it can be expressed as:

where v is the speed or velocity in feet per second, s is the distance traveled in feet, and t is the time taken in seconds.

## History of feet per second

The concept of speed or velocity has been studied since ancient times by philosophers and scientists such as Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, etc.

The foot was originally derived from the Roman foot which was defined as one third of a yard or about 11.65 inches.

The second was originally defined in terms of the Earth’s rotation as one eighty-six thousand four hundredth of a mean solar day.

The combination of these two units resulted in the foot per second as a unit of speed or velocity.

The foot per second was officially adopted as part of the US customary and imperial systems in the late 18th century.

## Example conversions of feet per second to other units

Here are some examples of converting feet per second to other units of speed or velocity:

1 ft/s = 0.3048 m/s = 1.09728 km/h = 0.681818 mph = 0.592484 kn = 12 in/s = 0.000189394 mi/s
2 ft/s = 0.6096 m/s = 2.19456 km/h = 1.36364 mph = 1.18497 kn = 24 in/s = 0.000378788 mi/s
5 ft/s = 1.524 m/s = 5.4864 km/h = 3.40909 mph = 2.96241 kn = 60 in/s = 0.00094697 mi/s
10 ft/s = 3.048 m/s = 10.9728 km/h = 6.81818 mph = 5.92482 kn = 120 in/s = 0.00189394 mi/s
20 ft/s = 6.096 m/s = 21.9456 km/h = 13.6364 mph = 11.8496 kn = 240 in/s = 0.00378788 mi/s
50 ft/s = 15.24 m/s = 54.864 km/h = 34.0909 mph = 29.6241 kn = 600 in/s = 0.0094697 mi/s
100 ft/s = 30.48 m/s = 109.728 km/h = 68.1818 mph = 59.2482 kn = 1200 in/s = 0.0189394 mi/s

Foot per second also can be marked as fps.

## Kilometers per minute: A unit of speed

Kilometers per minute (km/min) is a unit of speed or velocity in the International System of Units (SI). It measures how fast an object is moving by calculating the distance traveled in kilometers divided by the time taken in minutes. For example, if a train travels 3 kilometers in 2 minutes, its speed is 1.5 km/min.

## How to convert kilometers per minute

Kilometers per minute can be converted to other units of speed or velocity by using simple conversion factors. Here are some common units and their conversion factors:

• Meters per second (m/s): To convert from km/min to m/s, multiply by 16.6667. To convert from m/s to km/min, divide by 16.6667. For example, 1 km/min is equal to 16.6667 m/s, and 10 m/s is equal to 0.6 km/min.
• Kilometers per hour (km/h): To convert from km/min to km/h, multiply by 60. To convert from km/h to km/min, divide by 60. For example, 1 km/min is equal to 60 km/h, and 50 km/h is equal to 0.833333 km/min.
• Miles per hour (mph): To convert from km/min to mph, multiply by 37.2823. To convert from mph to km/min, divide by 37.2823. For example, 1 km/min is equal to 37.2823 mph, and 30 mph is equal to 0.804672 km/min.
• Knots (kn): To convert from km/min to kn, multiply by 32.3974. To convert from kn to km/min, divide by 32.3974. For example, 1 km/min is equal to 32.3974 kn, and 15 kn is equal to 0.462963 km/min.
• Feet per minute (ft/min): To convert from km/min to ft/min, multiply by 3280.8399. To convert from ft/min to km/min, divide by 3280.8399. For example, 1 km/min is equal to 3280.8399 ft/min, and 10 ft/min is equal to 0.003048 km/min.
• Inches per minute (in/min): To convert from km/min to in/min, multiply by 39370.0787. To convert from in/min to km/min, divide by 39370.0787. For example,1 km/min is equal to 39370.0787 in/min, and 20 in/min is equal to 0.000508 km/min.

## Where kilometers per minute are used

Kilometers per minute are mainly used in transportation and sports to measure the speed or velocity of vehicles and athletes.

For example, the maximum speed of a Formula One car is about 5 km/min or about 300 km/h.

The average speed of a marathon runner is about 0.35 km/min or about 21 km/h.

The cruising speed of a commercial jet airliner is about 16.67 km/min or about 1000 km/h.

## Definition of kilometers per minute

According to the SI definition, one kilometer per minute is the speed of a body that covers a distance of one kilometer in a time of one minute.

Mathematically, it can be expressed as:

where v is the speed or velocity in kilometers per minute, s is the distance traveled in kilometers, and t is the time taken in minutes.

## History of kilometers per minute

The concept of speed or velocity has been studied since ancient times by philosophers and scientists such as Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, etc.

The kilometer was originally derived from the French kilometer which was defined as one thousand meters.

The minute was originally derived from the Babylonian sexagesimal system which divided an hour into sixty minutes.

The combination of these two units resulted in the kilometer per minute as a unit of speed or velocity.

The kilometer per minute was officially adopted as part of the SI system in 1960.

## Example conversions of kilometers per minute to other units

Here are some examples of converting kilometers per minute to other units of speed or velocity:

1 km/min = 16.6667 m/s = 60 km/h = 37.2823mph = 32.3974kn = 3280.8399 ft/min = 39370.0787 in/min
2 km/min = 33.3333 m/s = 120 km/h = 74.5646mph = 64.7948kn = 6561.6798 ft/min = 78740.1574 in/min
5 km/min = 83.3333 m/s = 300 km/h = 186.411mph = 161.987kn = 16404.1995 ft/min = 196850.3937 in/min
10 km/min = 166.667 m/s = 600 km/h = 372.823mph = 323.974kn = 32808.399 ft/min = 393700.7874 in/min
20 km/min = 333.333 m/s = 1200 km/h = 745.645mph = 647.948kn = 65616.798 ft/min = 787401.5748 in/min
50 km/min = 833.333 m/s = 3000 km/h = 1864.11 mph = 1619.87 kn = 164042 ft/min = 1968504 in/min
100 km/min = 1666.67 m/s = 6000 km/h = 3728.23 mph = 3239.74 kn = 328084 ft/min = 3937008 in/min

Kilometers per minute also can be marked as km/min and Kilometres per minute(alternative British English spelling in UK).

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