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To cover this distance, the Time involved is 1 Hour. Let’s break this 100 mph (160 Kph) down to a smaller unit.

The next smaller unit would be the Minute.

100 mph divided by 60 minutes equals 1.666666666666667 miles per minute.

160 Kph divided by 60 minutes equals 2.666666666666667 Kilometers per minute.

Let’s take this example down to a smaller unit. The next smaller unit of time is the Second.

1.666666666666667 miles per minute / 60 seconds = 0.0277777777777778 miles per second.

2.666666666666667 Kilometers per minute / 60 seconds = 0.04444444444444445 Kilometers per second.

Anybody have any Idea how much distance 0.0277777777777778 mile or 0.04444444444444445 Kilometer is ?

If you do, I bow to the Mathematicians.

We need a simpler way to convert and a unit that makes more sense. How about Feet and Meter per Second ?

1 mile = 5,280 ft. 5,280 ft / 60 min = 88 feet per minute. 88 fpm / 60 seconds = 1.466666666666667 feet per second.

Now we have a decimal part of a foot. We need to convert this to inches.

1 foot = 12 inches. 12 inches multiply by .466666666666667 = 5.6 inches.

For easy calculation, less round it up to 6 inches.

Now we have a distance of 1 foot 6 inches per second for each 1 MPH of Speed.

For calculating feet per second, we need to change this to a decimal equivalent. So 6 inches equals 1/2 of a foot. With a decimal equivalent equal to .5.

Now we have a constant of 1.5 Feet per Second for each 1 MPH in Speed.

Now about that Speed of 100 mph. 100 multiplied by 1.5 equals 150 feet per second. Or, half the length of a football field.

**Now for the Metric Members and Guests.**

1 Kilometer = 1,000 meters. 1,000 meters / 60 minutes = 16.66666666666667 meters per minute.

16.66666666666667 meters per minute / 60 seconds = 0.2777777777777778 meter per second.

For easier calculation, we’ll round 0.2777777777777778 meter to .3 meter.

Now we have a constant of .3 meter for each 1 Kilometer in Speed.

Now about that Speed of 160 Kph. 160 multiplied by .3 equals 48 meters per second. Almost half the length of a Rugby Field (100 meters in Length).

The Following Information courtesy of :

The Fastest Land Speed Record in The World | Scienceray

Land Speed Record, 763.035 mph, 1,227.985 kph, Mach 1.020.

Even at this fast of a Speed, it’s still hard to comprehend. Let’s change it to a unit, that will make it easier to understand.

763.035 x 1.5 = 1,144.5 feet per second. Almost 4 Football Fields a second.

1,227.985 x .3 = 368.4 meters-per second. Over 3.5 Rugby Fields a second.

What is a use for this Information. For one, calculating your distance, while following a vehicle. Pick a stationary object that the vehicle in front of you passes. Sign, mail box, tree, light pole or reflector in the highway.

Now start counting, 1,001, 1,002, etc.

If your speed was 30 mph and you counted to 1,002.

30 mph x 1.5 = 45 ft per sec. 45 x 2 = 90 feet to the vehicle in front of you.

If your speed was 50 Kph and you counted to 1,002.

50 Kph x .3 = 15 Meters per sec. 15 x 2 = 30 meters to the vehicle in front of you.

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