## 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 12.3 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 12.3 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

12.3 kt → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 12.3 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 6.3276666666612 m/s

The final result is:

12.3 kt → 6.3276666666612 m/s

We conclude that 12.3 knots is equivalent to 6.3276666666612 meters per second:

12.3 knots = 6.3276666666612 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 0.15803613759693 × 12.3 knots.

Another way is saying that 12.3 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.15803613759693 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 three knots is approximately six point three two eight meters per second:

12.3 kt ≅ 6.328 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point one five eight times twelve point three 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)
13.3 knots 6.842 meters per second
14.3 knots 7.357 meters per second
15.3 knots 7.871 meters per second
16.3 knots 8.385 meters per second
17.3 knots 8.9 meters per second
18.3 knots 9.414 meters per second
19.3 knots 9.929 meters per second
20.3 knots 10.443 meters per second
21.3 knots 10.958 meters per second
22.3 knots 11.472 meters per second