Convert km/hr to m/s^2

1. Sep 2, 2011

ATranPV

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Convert 83km/hr to m/s^2

2. Relevant equations
Simple I know...but I still can't figure it out

3. The attempt at a solution
83km/hr(10^3m/km)(1hr/60min)(1min/60sec)

The units cancel however leaving me with m/s not with m/s^2.

The seconds^2 is what I cannot figure out.

2. Sep 2, 2011

You can't convert km/hr to m/s^2.

3. Sep 2, 2011

Ivan92

83 km/hr is not acceleration, it is a speed. Your answer is right. Are you sure that is what they want?

4. Sep 2, 2011

Pengwuino

Yah, m/s^2 is an acceleration, km/hr is a velocity. Must be a typo

5. Sep 2, 2011

Ivan92

Peng, isn't it supposed to be speed instead of velocity? Velocity has a specified direction.

6. Sep 2, 2011

ATranPV

Really? Must be a typo then...good to know that I'm not missing something obvious!

7. Sep 2, 2011

Pengwuino

Sigh...

Doesn't matter. Don't troll.

8. Sep 3, 2011

micromass

Staff Emeritus
Shame on you peng

I'll have a field day on this tomorrow on chat