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Speed Calculation Tables

Before referring to the table below for speed conversions, please note that if you would like to go back to FT per minute or meters per second from another conversion, your results will not always be exact, but they will be close enough to tell how fast the elevator is going.

Given FT per minute

To find out the elevator's speed in a different unit (when you're given FT per minute)... You do this: To go back & get a good estimate:
Meters per minute Divide by 3.28, then round to the nearest 5 Multiply by 3.28, then round to the nearest 50
Miles per hour Divide by 88, then round to the nearest half of a mile Multiply by 88, then round to the nearest 50
Kilometers per hour Multiply by 0.0182, then round to the nearest half of a kilometer Divide by 0.0182, then round to the nearest 50
Meters per second Divide by 60, divide by 3.28, then round to the nearest quarter of a meter Multiply by 60, multiply by 3.28, then round to the nearest 50
Feet per second Divide by 60, then round to the nearest ten thousandth Multiply by 60, then round to the nearest 50
Feet per hour Multiply by 60 Divide by 60
Miles per minute Divide by 88, divide by 60, then round to the nearest tenth of a mile Multiply by 88, multiply by 60, then round to the nearest 50
Knots Divide by 88, divide by 1.15, then round to the nearest tenth of a knot Multiply by 88, multiply by 1.15, then round to the nearest 50
Meters per hour Divide by 3.28, multiply by 60, then round to the nearest half of a meter Multiply by 3.28, divide by 60, then round to the nearest 50
Kilometers per minute Multiply by 0.0182, divide by 60, then round to the nearest half of a kilometer. Divide by 0.0182, multiply by 60, then round to the nearest 50

Given meters per second

To find out the elevator's speed in a different unit (when you're given meters per second)... You do this: To go back & get a good estimate:
Meters per minute Multiply by 60, then round to the nearest meter Divide by 60, then round to the nearest hundredth of a meter
Miles per hour Multiply by 60, multiply by 3.28, divide by 88, then round to the nearest tenth of a mile Divide by 60, divide by 3.28, multiply by 88, then round to the 'nearest 'hundredth of a meter
Kilometers per hour Multiply by 3.6, then round to the nearest tenth of a kilometer Divide by 3.6, then round to the nearest hundredth of a meter
Feet per minute Multiply by 3.28, multiply by 60, then round to the nearest 25 Divide by 3.28, divide by 60, then round to the nearest hundredth of a meter
Feet per second Multiply by 3.28, then round to the nearest thousandth Divide by 3.28, then round to the nearest hundredth of a meter
Feet per hour Multiply by 3.28, multiply by 3600, then round to the nearest 25 Divide by 3.28, divide by 3600, then round to the nearest hundredth of a meter
Miles per minute Multiply by 3.28, divide by 88, then round to the nearest tenth of a mile Divide by 3.28, multiply by 88, then round to the nearest hundredth of a meter
Knots Multiply by 1.944, then round to the nearest tenth of a knot Divide by 1.944, then round to the nearest hundredth of a meter
Meters per hour Multiply by 3600, then round to the nearest half of a meter Divide by 3600, then round to the nearest'hundredth of a meter'
Kilometers per minute Multiply by 3.6, divide by 60, then round to the nearest half of a kilometer. Divide by 3.6, multiply by 60, then round to the nearest hundredth of a meter
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