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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 12.1 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 12.1 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

12.1 kt → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 12.1 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 6.2247777777724 m/s

The final result is:

12.1 kt → 6.2247777777724 m/s

We conclude that 12.1 knots is equivalent to 6.2247777777724 meters per second:

12.1 knots = 6.2247777777724 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 0.16064830516052 × 12.1 knots.

Another way is saying that 12.1 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.16064830516052 meters per second.

Approximate result

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

12.1 kt ≅ 6.225 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point one six one times twelve point one 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)
13.1 knots 6.739 meters per second
14.1 knots 7.254 meters per second
15.1 knots 7.768 meters per second
16.1 knots 8.283 meters per second
17.1 knots 8.797 meters per second
18.1 knots 9.311 meters per second
19.1 knots 9.826 meters per second
20.1 knots 10.34 meters per second
21.1 knots 10.855 meters per second
22.1 knots 11.369 meters per second