Conversions: 








Convert 60
miles per hour into feet per second. 


^{V=} 
(60 miles) 

There are 5280 feet in a mile. 

(1 hour) 

There are 3600 seconds in an hour. 

^{V=} 
(60 miles) 
(5280 feet) 
(1 hour) 

Here is a properly set up
conversion. 
(1 hour) 
(1 mile) 
(3600 seconds) 


^{V=} 
(60 miles) 
(5280 feet) 
(1 hour) 

miles cancel or reduce to 1 

(1 hour) 
(1 mile) 
(3600 seconds) 


^{V=} 
(60) 
(5280 feet) 
(1) 

hours cancel or reduce to 1 

(1) 
(1) 
(3600 seconds) 


^{V=} 
(60) 
(5280 feet) 
(1) 

Reduce the 60 over 3600 to get 1
over 60 
(1) 
(1) 
(3600 seconds) 


(60) 


^{V=} 

(5280 feet) 
(1) 

The ones are unneeded so eliminate
them. 
(1) 
(1) 
(60 seconds) 


^{V=} 

(5280 feet) 

Divide 5280 by 60 to get answer 


(60 seconds) 


^{V=} 
88 feet 
^{=} 
^{88 feet per second} 

1 second 










