Converting 5K times to 3-mile times.
One inch is exactly equal to 2.54 centimeters. Rather than bore you with the conversion process, let me just say that that three miles is equal to five kilometers times 9.6559 x 10^-1. Your figures may come out differently depending on how many significant figures you use in your calculations.
How To Convert
The easy way to convert times using a calculator is as follows:
Say you have a 5k time of 17:27...
Another example: 21:05 = 20:22. That is, five divided by 60, enter; plus 21, enter; times 0.96559, enter; minus 20, enter; times 60, enter; 21:05 = 20:22.
This, of course, is the same conversion method used to go from 10K to 6 miles, etc.
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