## 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 170 feet per second into meters per second we have to multiply 170 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

170 ft/s → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 170 ft/s × 0.3048 m/s

V(m/s) = 51.816 m/s

The final result is:

170 ft/s → 51.816 m/s

We conclude that 170 feet per second is equivalent to 51.816 meters per second:

170 feet per second = 51.816 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 0.01929905820596 × 170 feet per second.

Another way is saying that 170 feet per second is equal to 1 ÷ 0.01929905820596 meters per second.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that one hundred seventy feet per second is approximately fifty-one point eight one six meters per second:

170 ft/s ≅ 51.816 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point zero one nine times one hundred seventy 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)
171 feet per second 52.121 meters per second
172 feet per second 52.426 meters per second
173 feet per second 52.73 meters per second
174 feet per second 53.035 meters per second
175 feet per second 53.34 meters per second
176 feet per second 53.645 meters per second
177 feet per second 53.95 meters per second
178 feet per second 54.254 meters per second
179 feet per second 54.559 meters per second
180 feet per second 54.864 meters per second