How to Convert Feet per Second to mph


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When you multiply by an equivalent ratio, what are you changing?

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1. We know that one foot per second equals 0.682 miles per hour. If something is traveling at 1000 feet per second, how fast is it traveling in miles per hour?

2. An astronaut calculates that the speed of his spacecraft is 5280 feet per second relative to a nearby satellite. What is this speed in miles per hour?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will let you practice converting one thing to another using equivalent ratios, including a variety of problems to test your skills.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will cover the following:

  • What equivalent ratios convert
  • Converting feet per second to miles per hour
  • Whether multiplying by an equivalent ratio preserves the integrity of an expression or equation
  • Identifying what can go wrong in a math problem using equivalent ratios

Skills Practiced

These assessments will use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on converting feet per second to miles per hour
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve equivalent ratio practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to check your understanding of converting units and numbers

Additional Learning

Converting one measurement to another can be confusing, but equivalent ratios can help make the process simpler. To learn more, review the lesson called How to Convert Feet per Second to mph, which will cover the following:

  • What equivalent ratios are and how they're used
  • Examples of using equivalent ratios to convert feet per second to miles per hour
  • Tips for ensuring you get the correct answer to a conversion problem