## 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 72 kilometers per hour into meters per second we have to multiply 72 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

72 km/h → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 72 km/h × 0.277777777778 m/s

V(m/s) = 20.000000000016 m/s

The final result is:

72 km/h → 20.000000000016 m/s

We conclude that 72 kilometers per hour is equivalent to 20.000000000016 meters per second:

72 kilometers per hour = 20.000000000016 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 0.04999999999996 × 72 kilometers per hour.

Another way is saying that 72 kilometers per hour is equal to 1 ÷ 0.04999999999996 meters per second.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that seventy-two kilometers per hour is approximately twenty meters per second:

72 km/h ≅ 20 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point zero five times seventy-two 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)
73 kilometers per hour 20.278 meters per second
74 kilometers per hour 20.556 meters per second
75 kilometers per hour 20.833 meters per second
76 kilometers per hour 21.111 meters per second
77 kilometers per hour 21.389 meters per second
78 kilometers per hour 21.667 meters per second
79 kilometers per hour 21.944 meters per second
80 kilometers per hour 22.222 meters per second
81 kilometers per hour 22.5 meters per second
82 kilometers per hour 22.778 meters per second