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 9.7 feet per second into meters per second we have to multiply 9.7 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

9.7 ft/s → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 9.7 ft/s × 0.3048 m/s

V(m/s) = 2.95656 m/s

The final result is:

9.7 ft/s → 2.95656 m/s

We conclude that 9.7 feet per second is equivalent to 2.95656 meters per second:

9.7 feet per second = 2.95656 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 0.33823091701166 × 9.7 feet per second.

Another way is saying that 9.7 feet per second is equal to 1 ÷ 0.33823091701166 meters per second.

Approximate result

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

9.7 ft/s ≅ 2.957 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point three three eight times nine point seven 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)
10.7 feet per second 3.261 meters per second
11.7 feet per second 3.566 meters per second
12.7 feet per second 3.871 meters per second
13.7 feet per second 4.176 meters per second
14.7 feet per second 4.481 meters per second
15.7 feet per second 4.785 meters per second
16.7 feet per second 5.09 meters per second
17.7 feet per second 5.395 meters per second
18.7 feet per second 5.7 meters per second
19.7 feet per second 6.005 meters per second