## 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 42 feet per second into meters per second we have to multiply 42 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

42 ft/s → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 42 ft/s × 0.3048 m/s

V(m/s) = 12.8016 m/s

The final result is:

42 ft/s → 12.8016 m/s

We conclude that 42 feet per second is equivalent to 12.8016 meters per second:

42 feet per second = 12.8016 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 0.078115235595551 × 42 feet per second.

Another way is saying that 42 feet per second is equal to 1 ÷ 0.078115235595551 meters per second.

## Approximate result

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

42 ft/s ≅ 12.802 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point zero seven eight times forty-two 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)
43 feet per second 13.106 meters per second
44 feet per second 13.411 meters per second
45 feet per second 13.716 meters per second
46 feet per second 14.021 meters per second
47 feet per second 14.326 meters per second
48 feet per second 14.63 meters per second
49 feet per second 14.935 meters per second
50 feet per second 15.24 meters per second
51 feet per second 15.545 meters per second
52 feet per second 15.85 meters per second