Conversion formula

The conversion factor from kilometers per hour to meters per second is 0.277777777778, which means that 1 kilometer per hour is equal to 0.277777777778 meters per second:

1 km/h = 0.277777777778 m/s

To convert 17.9 kilometers per hour into meters per second we have to multiply 17.9 by the conversion factor in order to get the velocity amount from kilometers per hour to meters per second. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 km/h → 0.277777777778 m/s

17.9 km/h → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 17.9 km/h × 0.277777777778 m/s

V(m/s) = 4.9722222222262 m/s

The final result is:

17.9 km/h → 4.9722222222262 m/s

We conclude that 17.9 kilometers per hour is equivalent to 4.9722222222262 meters per second:

17.9 kilometers per hour = 4.9722222222262 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 0.20111731843559 × 17.9 kilometers per hour.

Another way is saying that 17.9 kilometers per hour is equal to 1 ÷ 0.20111731843559 meters per second.

Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that seventeen point nine kilometers per hour is approximately four point nine seven two meters per second:

17.9 km/h ≅ 4.972 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point two zero one times seventeen point nine kilometers per hour.

Conversion table

kilometers per hour to meters per second chart

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

kilometers per hour (km/h) meters per second (m/s)
18.9 kilometers per hour 5.25 meters per second
19.9 kilometers per hour 5.528 meters per second
20.9 kilometers per hour 5.806 meters per second
21.9 kilometers per hour 6.083 meters per second
22.9 kilometers per hour 6.361 meters per second
23.9 kilometers per hour 6.639 meters per second
24.9 kilometers per hour 6.917 meters per second
25.9 kilometers per hour 7.194 meters per second
26.9 kilometers per hour 7.472 meters per second
27.9 kilometers per hour 7.75 meters per second