**Definitions:**

**Mile** (abbreviation: **mi**): is an English unit of length of distance equal to 5,280 feet, or 1,760 yards, and standardised as exactly 1,609.344 metres by international agreement in 1959.

**Kilometer** (abbreviation: **km**): is a unit of length in the SI metric system, equal to one thousand metres (kilo- being the prefix for 1000). It is now the measurement unit used officially for expressing distances between geographical places on land in most of the world countries.

## How to Convert Miles to Kilometers

*Example: How many kilometers are equivalent to 73.92 miles?*

As;

1 miles = 1.609344 kilometers

73.92 miles = Y kilometers

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 73.92 times 1.609344 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 73.92 * 1.609344 / 1 = 118.96270848 kilometers

Answer is: 118.96270848 kilometers are equivalent to 73.92 miles.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into km:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 16.59 mi

( ii ) 27.55 mi

( iii ) 76.66 mi