Conversion formula

The conversion factor from knots to meters per second is 0.514444444444, which means that 1 knot is equal to 0.514444444444 meters per second:

1 kt = 0.514444444444 m/s

To convert 1.7 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 1.7 by the conversion factor in order to get the velocity amount from knots to meters per second. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 kt → 0.514444444444 m/s

1.7 kt → V(m/s)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the velocity V in meters per second:

V(m/s) = 1.7 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 0.8745555555548 m/s

The final result is:

1.7 kt → 0.8745555555548 m/s

We conclude that 1.7 knots is equivalent to 0.8745555555548 meters per second:

1.7 knots = 0.8745555555548 meters per second

Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter per second is equal to 1.1434379367308 × 1.7 knots.

Another way is saying that 1.7 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 1.1434379367308 meters per second.

Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that one point seven knots is approximately zero point eight seven five meters per second:

1.7 kt ≅ 0.875 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately one point one four three times one point seven knots.

Conversion table

knots to meters per second chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from knots to meters per second

knots (kt) meters per second (m/s)
2.7 knots 1.389 meters per second
3.7 knots 1.903 meters per second
4.7 knots 2.418 meters per second
5.7 knots 2.932 meters per second
6.7 knots 3.447 meters per second
7.7 knots 3.961 meters per second
8.7 knots 4.476 meters per second
9.7 knots 4.99 meters per second
10.7 knots 5.505 meters per second
11.7 knots 6.019 meters per second