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# How many kilometers are in 5 miles?

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There are 8.05 kilometers in 5 miles, based on a conversion rate of 1.61 kilometers equals 1 mile. Conversely, 0.62 miles are equal to 1 kilometer.

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A kilometer is a unit of length in the metric system. It is equal to 1,000 meters, 0.54 nautical miles, 3,281 feet or 1,094 yards. The kilometer is the standard unit of distance measurement in most countries, excluding the United States and the United Kingdom. The measure of a kilometer was formalized in 1799. Prior to the formal adoption of the kilometer, some countries used different units, such as the myriametre and the mijl.

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A 5K run is equal to 3.1 miles. The K in 5K stands for kilometer. Since there are 0.62 miles in one kilometer, five kilometers multiplied by 0.62 equals 3.1 miles.

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To convert 300 kilometers to miles, one must simply multiply 300 by 0.62. This multiplication brings you to the answer of 300 kilometers being equal to 186 miles.

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Since 1 kilometer equals approximately 0.62137 miles. To convert kilometers to miles, multiply the number of kilometers by 0.62137. Finalize the answer by labeling it with miles and rounding the answer to the nearest one-hundredth.