How to Convert km/h to m/sec

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KM/H and M/SEC are both units used to measure time. Convert from KM/H to M/SEC with help from a high school math tutor and teacher in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Charlie Kasov. I'm a math teacher and today we're going to learn how to convert kilometers per hour into meters per second. So, first, let's pick a travel time. So, let's say we're going forty kilometers per hour. Now, if we want to convert to meters per second, the first thing we need to change is the time. So, one hour is kind of like, is sixty minutes, and sixty minutes is thirty-six hundred seconds. So, we're saying forty kilometers or kilometers, per thirty-six hundred seconds. Now, we have to divide by thirty-six hundred, and we get point zero one repeating kilometers per second. Now, to convert this to meters, one kilometer is a thousand meters. So, we have to multiply by a thousand, which gives us eleven point one repeating meters per second. So, to repeat, if we go back, let's say we changed the time here, or rather the number of kilometers per hour. That doesn't matter. What matters is that we know that we have to change the hour to thirty-six hundred seconds, we have to divide everything by thirty-six hundred, and then when we get to here, we have to multiply by a thousand to change to meters. So, any number here will be divided and then multiplied. So, I'm Charlie Kasov, and you just learned how to convert kilometers per hour to meters per second. Thanks a lot.

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