## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from feet per second to meters per second is 0.3048, which means that 1 foot per second is equal to 0.3048 meters per second:

1 ft/s = 0.3048 m/s

To convert 16.5 feet per second into meters per second we have to multiply 16.5 by the conversion factor in order to get the velocity amount from feet per second to meters per second. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 ft/s → 0.3048 m/s

16.5 ft/s → V(m/s)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the velocity V in meters per second:

V(m/s) = 16.5 ft/s × 0.3048 m/s

V(m/s) = 5.0292 m/s

The final result is:

16.5 ft/s → 5.0292 m/s

We conclude that 16.5 feet per second is equivalent to 5.0292 meters per second:

16.5 feet per second = 5.0292 meters per second

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter per second is equal to 0.19883878151595 × 16.5 feet per second.

Another way is saying that 16.5 feet per second is equal to 1 ÷ 0.19883878151595 meters per second.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that sixteen point five feet per second is approximately five point zero two nine meters per second:

16.5 ft/s ≅ 5.029 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point one nine nine times sixteen point five feet per second.

## Conversion table

### feet per second to meters per second chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from feet per second to meters per second

feet per second (ft/s) meters per second (m/s)
17.5 feet per second 5.334 meters per second
18.5 feet per second 5.639 meters per second
19.5 feet per second 5.944 meters per second
20.5 feet per second 6.248 meters per second
21.5 feet per second 6.553 meters per second
22.5 feet per second 6.858 meters per second
23.5 feet per second 7.163 meters per second
24.5 feet per second 7.468 meters per second
25.5 feet per second 7.772 meters per second
26.5 feet per second 8.077 meters per second