## 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 8.5 feet per second into meters per second we have to multiply 8.5 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

8.5 ft/s → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 8.5 ft/s × 0.3048 m/s

V(m/s) = 2.5908 m/s

The final result is:

8.5 ft/s → 2.5908 m/s

We conclude that 8.5 feet per second is equivalent to 2.5908 meters per second:

8.5 feet per second = 2.5908 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 0.38598116411919 × 8.5 feet per second.

Another way is saying that 8.5 feet per second is equal to 1 ÷ 0.38598116411919 meters per second.

## Approximate result

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

8.5 ft/s ≅ 2.591 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point three eight six times eight 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)
9.5 feet per second 2.896 meters per second
10.5 feet per second 3.2 meters per second
11.5 feet per second 3.505 meters per second
12.5 feet per second 3.81 meters per second
13.5 feet per second 4.115 meters per second
14.5 feet per second 4.42 meters per second
15.5 feet per second 4.724 meters per second
16.5 feet per second 5.029 meters per second
17.5 feet per second 5.334 meters per second
18.5 feet per second 5.639 meters per second