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Automobile speedometer, measuring speed in miles per hour on the outer track, and kilometres per hour on the inner track.

The mile per hour is a unit of speed, measured in Imperial units expressing the number of international miles covered per hour.

It is currently the unit used for speed limits, and speeds, on roads in the United Kingdom and United States. It is also used to express the speed of delivery of a ball in various sporting events, such as cricket, tennis, and baseball at the higher levels of competition. A common abbreviation is mph or MPH.

In the International System of Units (SI), the unit of speed or velocity is m/s. Road traffic speeds, in most countries, are quoted in km/h. Nautical and aeronautical applications, however, favor the knot as a common unit of speed: one knot is one nautical mile per hour.

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1 mph is equal to:

When converting miles per hour to another unit of measurement, or vice versa, it helps to know exactly how miles and hours are related to other units of distance and time, respectively. For example, 1 mile is equal to 5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, or 1,609.344 meters. Likewise, 1 hour is equal to 60 minutes, or 3,600 seconds.

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Miles per hour is a unit of measurement. It measures speed. It is the number of miles moved in an hour.

Miles per hour is the unit used for speed limits on roads in the United Kingdom and the United States. It is normally abbreviated in everyday use to mph or MPH. In technical publications mi/h is sometimes as the abbreviation.

The SI unit for velocity (speed, with a direction of movement) is m·s−1 (metres per second).

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1 mph is equal to:

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