mile per hour


mile per hour
(mi/h or mph)
   a traditional unit of velocity. One mile per hour equals exactly 22/15 feet per second, approximately 1.609 kilometers per hour (km/h), or exactly 0.447 04 meter per second (m/s).

Dictionary of units of measurement. 2015.

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