### Why does the US use miles per hour instead of miles per minute?

Because many things in day-to-day experience, the speed of day-to-day objects such as cars, trains, planes, walkers, runners, can be measured in miles per hour and give distinguishable results - a car in town may be 30 mph, a walker 5 mph. In miles per minute they would all be moving at a fraction of a mile. Although there is no mathematocal difference whichever unit you use, people prefer whole nimbers.

### How do you convert miles in a day to feet per minute?

There are 1440 minutes in one day. Therefore, to convert from miles per day to miles per minute, divide by 1440. There are 5280 feet in one mile, therefore, to convert from miles per minute to feet per minute, multiply by 5280. To use a simple example, if someone travels 720 miles in one day, then they travel at 720 / 1440 = 0.5 miles per minute. Multiplying this by 5280 gives 0.5 x 5280…