# Metric Converter

### Miles to Kilometers& Kilometers to Miles

Get to know the metric system! Converting from miles (mi) to kilometers (km) – and vice-versa – is easy. All you need is a couple of numbers. You should know the following:

1 Mile = 1.609 Kilometers

Once you’re familiar with these two numbers, the rest is simple! If you know a distance in miles, and you’d like to find out how far it is in kilometers – just multiply miles by 1.609. Example: It is 27 miles from my house to Cal Poly University. How far is that in kilometers?

27 X 1.609 = 43 kilometers

If you know a distance in kilometers, and you’d like to find out how far it is in miles – just divide kilometers by 1.609. Example: It is 43 kilometers from my house to Cal Poly University. How far is that in miles?

43/1.609 = 27 miles

Easy, you see?

When learning about planets, you run into some pretty BIG numbers. Here’s a little tool to help you with number conversions. You can enter either miles OR kilometers (in the white boxes). After entering your number in, click the big green button. Your answer will automatically appear in the box opposite to the one you typed in.

Handy Dandy Metric Calculating Tool

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