This is really handy if you're traveling, running, etc as sometimes due to the you get a measurement in one distance but not the other. It's also a vital skill if you work in a science field where the metric system predominates, or if you participate in footraces, cycling races or competitive rowing, all sports in which distances are usually given in kilometers. The abbreviation for mile is 'mi'. The symbol for kilometer is km. One kilometer is therefore one thousand meters. The International spelling for this unit is kilometre. If you spot an error on this site, we would be grateful if you could report it to us by using the contact link at the top of this page and we will endeavour to correct it as soon as possible.

NextSix goes into 90 fifteen times. Because most other countries in the world use kilometers instead, knowing how to convert from kilometers to miles — and then back again — comes in handy when you travel. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the metric calculators and charts given on this site, we cannot make a guarantee or be held responsible for any errors that have been made. In this case miles are longer than kilometers, so if you convert from miles to kilometers, you should end up with a bigger number. So that 18 could be halved to nine and we all remember, don't we, that nine eights are 72.

NextThis table provides a summary of the Length or Distance units within their respective measurement systems. Use this page to learn how to convert between miles and kilometres. How to estimate miles to kilometers What about going the other way, for the European traveller trying to convert those weird miles into nice neat kilometres? The Fibonacci number describes the golden spiral, an ideal form much. The United Kingdom also uses this on the roads although officially the metric system has been adopted. This is why British and American soldiers stationed in Germany were taught an 'on manoeuvres' converter: divide the miles by six and move the decimal point one point to the right.

NextDisclaimer Whilst every effort has been made in building this kilometers and miles converter, we are not to be held liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages or monetary losses of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of the converter tools and information derived from the web site. Our online km to mi converter above will be of great assistance, as it is easy to use, has a quick copy button to copy the result to your clipboard for later use. Did you see what we did there? To convert from miles to kilometers, multiply your figure by 1. It is approximately equal to 0. Note: For a pure decimal result please select 'decimal' from the options above the result.

NextFor instance, 100 can be broken down into 89 + 8 + 3, all Fibonacci numbers. There also exist a number of units based on, or closely related to, the Roman mile, including the nautical mile 1. These are internationally agreed upon unit definitions that were established by a treaty signed in 1959. There are more specific definitions of 'mile' such as the metric mile, statute mile, nautical mile, and survey mile. Next, let's look at an example showing the work and calculations that are involved in converting from kilometers to miles km to mi. Today, one mile is mainly equal to about 1609 m on land and 1852 m at sea and in the air, but see below for the details. .

NextIf you need to convert a number that's not on the Fibonacci sequence, you can just break out the Fibonacci numbers, convert, and add the answers. Difference between Kilometers and Miles Both kilometers and miles are units for measuring distances and they are of comparable magnitude. Again, though, there's a formula that's almost as easy to work out in your head but delivers a precise result. Definition of kilometer A kilometer abbreviation km , a unit of length, is a common measure of distance equal to 1000 meters and is equivalent to 0. For a more accurate answer please select 'decimal' from the options above the result. Many people use this site to quickly get the distance in Kilometres and Miles and want to convert it either Miles and Kilometres. Other individual length and distance converters , , , , , , , , , ,.

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