Unit Converter

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 12.8 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 12.8 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

12.8 kt → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 12.8 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 6.5848888888832 m/s

The final result is:

12.8 kt → 6.5848888888832 m/s

We conclude that 12.8 knots is equivalent to 6.5848888888832 meters per second:

12.8 knots = 6.5848888888832 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 0.15186285097205 × 12.8 knots.

Another way is saying that 12.8 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.15186285097205 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 eight knots is approximately six point five eight five meters per second:

12.8 kt ≅ 6.585 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point one five two times twelve point eight 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)
13.8 knots 7.099 meters per second
14.8 knots 7.614 meters per second
15.8 knots 8.128 meters per second
16.8 knots 8.643 meters per second
17.8 knots 9.157 meters per second
18.8 knots 9.672 meters per second
19.8 knots 10.186 meters per second
20.8 knots 10.7 meters per second
21.8 knots 11.215 meters per second
22.8 knots 11.729 meters per second