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miles per hour to centimeters per minute
mphcm/min
1 mph 2682.24 cm/min
2 mph 5364.48 cm/min
3 mph 8046.72 cm/min
4 mph 10728.96 cm/min
5 mph 13411.2 cm/min
6 mph 16093.44 cm/min
7 mph 18775.68 cm/min
8 mph 21457.92 cm/min
9 mph 24140.16 cm/min
10 mph 26822.4 cm/min
11 mph 29504.64 cm/min
12 mph 32186.88 cm/min
13 mph 34869.12 cm/min
14 mph 37551.36 cm/min
15 mph 40233.6 cm/min
16 mph 42915.84 cm/min
17 mph 45598.08 cm/min
18 mph 48280.32 cm/min
19 mph 50962.56 cm/min
20 mph 53644.8 cm/min

How to convert

1 mile per hour (mph) = 2682.240002 centimeter per minute (cm/min). Mile Per Hour (mph) is a unit of Speed used in Standard system. Centimeter Per Minute (cm/min) is a unit of Speed used in Metric system.

Miles Per Hour

Definition of Miles Per Hour

Miles per hour (mph, m.p.h., MPH, or mi/h) is a unit of speed that measures how fast something is moving in terms of miles per unit of time. It is commonly used in the United States, the United Kingdom, and some other countries that use the US Standard system of measurement or have close historical ties with them. The speed limit signs on roads and highways are usually expressed in mph.

One mile per hour is equal to 1.609344 kilometers per hour, or 0.44704 meters per second. It can also be converted to other units of speed, such as feet per second, knots, or meters per second, by using appropriate conversion factors.

How to Convert Miles Per Hour

To convert miles per hour to other units of speed, we need to multiply or divide by the corresponding conversion factors. For example, to convert miles per hour to kilometers per hour, we need to multiply by 1.609344, since there are 1.609344 kilometers in one mile. To convert miles per hour to meters per second, we need to multiply by 0.44704, since there are 0.44704 meters in one mile.

Here are some examples of how to convert miles per hour to other units of length in the US Standard system and the SI system:

  • To convert 10 mph to kilometers per hour (km/h), we multiply by 1.609344: 10 mph x 1.609344 = 16.09344 km/h
  • To convert 20 mph to feet per second (fps), we multiply by 1.466666667, since there are 1.466666667 feet in one mile: 20 mph x 1.466666667 = 29.33333334 fps
  • To convert 30 mph to knots (kn), we multiply by 0.8689762421, since there are 0.8689762421 nautical miles in one mile: 30 mph x 0.8689762421 = 26.069287263 kn
  • To convert 40 mph to meters per second (m/s), we multiply by 0.44704: 40 mph x 0.44704 = 17.8816 m/s
  • To convert 50 mph to meters per minute (m/min), we multiply by 26.8224, since there are 26.8224 minutes in one hour: 50 mph x 26.8224 = 1341.12 m/min
  • To convert 60 mph to centimeters per second (cm/s), we multiply by 100, since there are 100 centimeters in one meter, and multiply by 0.44704: 60 mph x 100 x 0.44704 = 2682 cm/s

Where Miles Per Hour Are Used

Miles per hour are mainly used in the United States, the United Kingdom, and some other countries that use the US Standard system of measurement or have close historical ties with them. They are often used for car speeds and road signs, as well as for trains, planes, boats, and bicycles.

For example, a car may have a speed of 60 mph, which means that it travels a distance of 60 miles in one hour. A road sign may indicate a speed limit of 55 mph, which means that drivers should not exceed this speed on that road section. A train may have a speed of up to 150 mph, which means that it covers a distance of up to 150 miles in one hour.

Miles per hour are also used in some other fields, such as sports, weather, and astronomy, where the speed or velocity of an object or phenomenon is measured in miles per unit of time.

History of Miles Per Hour

The origin of miles per hour as a unit of speed can be traced back to the development of the US Standard system and the mile as a unit of length in the late eighteenth century. The mile was defined as one thousand six hundred and nine meters (or eight furlongs) based on the English statute mile.

The term mile first appeared in English in the late fourteenth century, but it was not until later in the early nineteenth century that the use of miles per hour became more common; before that, other units such as feet per second or leagues per hour were preferred for expressing speed.

Miles per hour have been used ever since as a standard unit of speed for the United States, the United Kingdom, and some other countries that use the US Standard system or have close historical ties with them. They have also been adopted by some international organizations and conventions, such as the International Civil Aviation Organization and the International System of Units.

Example Conversions of Miles Per Hour to Other Units

Here are some examples of how to convert miles per hour to other units of speed, using the conversion factors given above:

  • To convert 100 mph to kilometers per hour, we multiply by 1.609344: 100 mph x 1.609344 = 160.9344 km/h
  • To convert 200 mph to feet per second, we multiply by 1.466666667: 200 mph x 1.466666667 = 293.3333334 fps
  • To convert 300 mph to knots, we multiply by 0.8689762421: 300 mph x 0.8689762421 = 260.69287263 kn
  • To convert 400 mph to meters per second, we multiply by 0.44704: 400 mph x 0.44704 = 178.816 m/s
  • To convert 500 mph to meters per minute, we multiply by 26.8224: 500 mph x 26.8224 = 13411.2 m/min
  • To convert 600 mph to centimeters per second, we multiply by 100 and multiply by 0.44704: 600 mph x 100 x 0.44704 = 268200 cm/s
  • To convert 700 mph to millimeters per minute, we multiply by 1000, since there are 1000 millimeters in one meter, and multiply by 26.8224: 700 mph x 1000 x 26.8224 = 18774880 mm/min
Miles per hour also can be marked as mile/hour and mi/h.

Centimeters per minute: A unit of speed

Centimeters per minute (cm/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 centimeters divided by the time taken in minutes. For example, if a snail travels 6 centimeters in 3 minutes, its speed is 2 cm/min.

How to convert centimeters per minute

Centimeters 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 cm/min to m/s, divide by 6000. To convert from m/s to cm/min, multiply by 6000. For example, 1 cm/min is equal to 0.000166667 m/s, and 10 m/s is equal to 60000 cm/min.
  • Kilometers per hour (km/h): To convert from cm/min to km/h, divide by 100000. To convert from km/h to cm/min, multiply by 100000. For example, 1 cm/min is equal to 0.0006 km/h, and 50 km/h is equal to 833333.333 cm/min.
  • Miles per hour (mph): To convert from cm/min to mph, multiply by 0.000372823. To convert from mph to cm/min, divide by 0.000372823. For example, 1 cm/min is equal to 0.000372823 mph, and 30 mph is equal to 80467.2 cm/min.
  • Knots (kn): To convert from cm/min to kn, multiply by 0.000323974. To convert from kn to cm/min, divide by 0.000323974. For example, 1 cm/min is equal to 0.000323974 kn, and 15 kn is equal to 46296.296 cm/min.
  • Feet per minute (ft/min): To convert from cm/min to ft/min, divide by 30.48. To convert from ft/min to cm/min, multiply by 30.48. For example, 1 cm/min is equal to 0.0328084 ft/min, and 10 ft/min is equal to 304.8 cm/min.
  • Inches per minute (in/min): To convert from cm/min to in/min, divide by 2.54. To convert from in/min to cm/min, multiply by 2.54. For example, 1 cm/min is equal to 0.393701 in/min, and 20 in/min is equal to 50.8 cm/min.

Where centimeters per minute are used

Centimeters per minute are mainly used in science and engineering to measure the flow rate of fluids and gases.

For example, the standard cubic centimeter per minute (SCCM) is a unit used to quantify the flow rate of a fluid at standard conditions of temperature and pressure.

The flow rate of blood through a capillary is often measured in centimeters per minute.

The flow rate of air through a wind tunnel is often measured in centimeters per second, which is equivalent to centimeters per minute divided by 60.

Definition of centimeters per minute

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

Mathematically, it can be expressed as:

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

History of centimeters 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 centimeter was originally derived from the French centimeter which was defined as one hundredth of a meter.

The meter was originally derived from the French meter which was defined as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole.

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 centimeter per minute as a unit of speed or velocity.

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

Example conversions of centimeters per minute to other units

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

1 cm/min = 0.000166667 m/s = 0.0006 km/h = 0.000372823 mph = 0.000323974 kn = 0.0328084 ft/min = 0.393701 in/min
2 cm/min = 0.000333333 m/s = 0.0012 km/h = 0.000745645 mph = 0.000647948 kn = 0.0656168 ft/min = 0.787402 in/min
5 cm/min = 0.000833333 m/s = 0.003 km/h = 0.00186411 mph = 0.00161987 kn = 0.164042 ft/min = 1.9685 in/min
10 cm/min = 0.00166667 m/s = 0.006 km/h = 0.00372823 mph = 0.00323974 kn = 0.328084 ft/min = 3.93701 in/min
20 cm/min = 0.00333333 m/s = 0.012 km/h = 0.00745645 mph = 0.00647948 kn = 0.656168 ft/min = 7.87402 in/min
50 cm/min = 0.00833333 m/s = 0.03 km/h = 0.0186411 mph = 0.0161987 kn = 1.64042 ft/min = 19.685 in/min

Centimeters per minute also can be marked as cm/min and Centimetres per minute (alternative British English spelling in UK).



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