Definition and Use of Mileage Miles are occasionally shortened as mi and other times as m. 1 mile, for example, can be expressed as **1 mi or 1 m.** A rate of 5 miles per hour means that you can walk 1 mile in **20 minutes**.

Mileages are used to express the distance between two points or locations. They are usually measured along a straight line, using the mile post system, but they can also be by compass direction or aerial distance. The word "mile" comes from a Roman measure of length equal to 5000 feet or 1524.8 meters. It is still used today in countries where English is not the first language, such as India and Pakistan.

Miles are commonly used to estimate the distance between **two objects** or places. For example, if you want to know how far it is to New York City, you could say that it is about 870 miles (1440 kilometers). Or you could say that it's about 11 hours on the bus. Both statements are accurate because they're based on estimates of time and distance. The actual travel distance may be longer or shorter than what you estimated.

When you write down **your mileage**, keep track of the date, time, and location exactly so you can correctly claim expenses later. You should use a paper log for this purpose.

How can you shorten a mile? The term mile is abbreviated as mi. Or mi. You use the same for plurals (as in miles). A mile is 5280 feet, 1760 yards, or around 1.6 kilometers. A mile is also defined as 1000 meters, or 0.62 miles.

Miles are written as thousands and millions. For example, 5 miles = 5 kms. 11 miles = 11 kms.

When writing out distances in words, unless there's any ambiguity, it's best to use **whole numbers**: "four miles", "three quarters of a mile". But when writing out distances that are divided into kilometres, use fractions instead: "four kilometers", "half a kilometre".

As for units of measurement, they're always written with a unit first, then multiplied by 100, before being written out in words: "one hundred meters" or simply "100 m". One millionth of a mile is called a centimeter.

In **general usage**, a distance is anything that can be measured by a straight line. On earth, the most common ones are roads, streets, paths. But a distance can also mean something that cannot be measured by a straight line, like an angle or a volume.

Use **this formula** to convert miles to meters: mi X 1,609.344 = m (miles multiplied by 1,609.344 equals meters). Use the following formula to convert meters to miles: m/1,609.344=mi (meters divided by 1,609.344 equals miles).

For example, if you drive 100 miles in an hour then it is equal to 0.6 miles per minute or 60 meters per minute. If you multiply 60 by 1,609.344 you get the answer 12 million meters which is about 16 kilometers or 10 miles.

Miles are very large compared to meters so for **accurate results** use this formule as a guide only. Always test **your conversion** with whole numbers of miles or meters.

A mile is a measuring unit that can be used to compute distances on land, sea, and space, whereas a kilometer can only be used to calculate distances on land. Is longer than a kilometer, because one mile equals **1609.344 meters**, whereas one kilometer equals **1000 meters**.

Because one kilometer is equal to 1000 meters, you cannot use it to measure distances in space or on land-only on water. The word "kilometer" comes from kilo meaning thousand and meter meaning a distance of 1,000 meters. Therefore, a kilometer is any length greater than a mile.

There are exactly 100 kilometers in a mile. This means that if you want to convert miles to kilometers, you need to divide by 100 to get the number of kilometers.

For example, if you want to know how many kilometers are in 5 miles, you can simply divide 5 by 100 to get 0.5 kilometers per mile. Or if you want to convert 6 miles to kilometers, you would multiply 6 by 100 to get 120 kilometers.

Keep in mind that when using the term "kilometers", we are referring to **metered kilometers**. A "mile" can be either a measured mile or a non-measured mile (also called aerial mile).