How Do You Convert Mph to Mps?

Converting a speed that is expressed in miles per hour to meters per second requires converting the linear measurement by multiplying the speed by 1,609.34 meters per mile. The speed must then be divided by 3,600 to convert the time from hours to seconds.

If a ball is rolling at a speed of 10 miles per hour, its speed is converted to meters per hour by multiplying 10 by 1,609.34 meters per mile for a total of 16,093.4 meters per hour. This is then divided by 3,600 seconds per hour to result in a speed of 4.47 meters per second.