Conversion formula

The conversion factor from feet per second to miles per hour is 0.68181818181818, which means that 1 foot per second is equal to 0.68181818181818 miles per hour:

1 ft/s = 0.68181818181818 mph

To convert 8.5 feet per second into miles per hour we have to multiply 8.5 by the conversion factor in order to get the velocity amount from feet per second to miles per hour. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 ft/s → 0.68181818181818 mph

8.5 ft/s → V(mph)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the velocity V in miles per hour:

V(mph) = 8.5 ft/s × 0.68181818181818 mph

V(mph) = 5.7954545454545 mph

The final result is:

8.5 ft/s → 5.7954545454545 mph

We conclude that 8.5 feet per second is equivalent to 5.7954545454545 miles per hour:

8.5 feet per second = 5.7954545454545 miles per hour

Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 mile per hour is equal to 0.17254901960784 × 8.5 feet per second.

Another way is saying that 8.5 feet per second is equal to 1 ÷ 0.17254901960784 miles per hour.

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 five point seven nine five miles per hour:

8.5 ft/s ≅ 5.795 mph

An alternative is also that one mile per hour is approximately zero point one seven three times eight point five feet per second.

Conversion table

feet per second to miles per hour chart

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

feet per second (ft/s) miles per hour (mph)
9.5 feet per second 6.477 miles per hour
10.5 feet per second 7.159 miles per hour
11.5 feet per second 7.841 miles per hour
12.5 feet per second 8.523 miles per hour
13.5 feet per second 9.205 miles per hour
14.5 feet per second 9.886 miles per hour
15.5 feet per second 10.568 miles per hour
16.5 feet per second 11.25 miles per hour
17.5 feet per second 11.932 miles per hour
18.5 feet per second 12.614 miles per hour