What is the difference between Miles and Kilometers? - ProProfs Discuss

# What is the difference between Miles and Kilometers?

Asked by T. Lopez, Last updated: Jul 26, 2019

#### E. Barnes

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E. BarnesProfessional Gamer, Professional Gamer, Washington
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Some people tend to become confused with what type of unit they are going to use when they are doing physics or math. Kilometers are known to be used in the metric system and this is different from miles. One kilometer is known to be 6/10 of a mile.

Mile is usually the term that is being used in America when they want to describe how long a place is from another place. One mile is known to be equal to 1.609 kilometers. Based on this, you can already tell that a mile is longer than a kilometer. Converting kilometers to miles can be done as long as you know the right process to follow.

#### C. Wasek

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C. WasekPhilanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi

Kilometers are known to be used in the metric system. This is different from a mile because this is 6/10 of a mile. This is normally used as a standard system of measurement that is officially used in the United States. One mile is obviously longer than a kilometer. In fact, 1 mile is equal to 1.609 kilometers.

There are different methods that you can do so that you will know how you can convert kilometers to miles. To make it easier for you, you simply need to multiply the number that has been given to you by 0.62137. This will help you convert kilometers into miles like a pro every time that you need to do so.