# Thread: Converting Miles and Feet into Kilometers

1. ## Converting Miles and Feet into Kilometers

Not sure If I have the write formula to solve the equation.
Here are the givens

1 mile = 5280 feet
1 meter = 3.28 feet
1 kilometer = 1000

I'm trying to convert feet and miles into kilometers here is what my formula looks like

5280 multiplied by X miles = feet
3.28 divided by X feet = meters
1000 divivded by X meters = kilometers

Is this correct to solve convert miles and feet into kilometers or am I missing a step or so?

2. Originally Posted by poog90
Not sure If I have the write formula to solve the equation.
Here are the givens

1 mile = 5280 feet
1 meter = 3.28 feet
1 kilometer = 1000

I'm trying to convert feet and miles into kilometers here is what my formula looks like

5280 multiplied by X miles = feet
3.28 divided by X feet = meters
1000 divivded by X meters = kilometers

Is this correct to solve convert miles and feet into kilometers or am I missing a step or so?

one kilometer have 1000 meters so to see how many feet one kilometer have you should multiply 3.28 * 1000 and get the number of feet in kilometer....
one mile have 5280 feet, so it means that you need to divide 5280 with (3.28*1000) and number that you get is number that you use to divide miles to get kilometers

feet to kilometers

$\displaystyle \displaystyle \frac {number \;\; of \; \; feet}{3280} =number \;\; of \; \; kilometers$

miles to kilometers

$\displaystyle \displaystyle \frac {number \;\; of \; \; miles}{1.60975} =number \;\; of \; \; kilometers$