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 15.5 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 15.5 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

15.5 kt → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 15.5 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 7.973888888882 m/s

The final result is:

15.5 kt → 7.973888888882 m/s

We conclude that 15.5 knots is equivalent to 7.973888888882 meters per second:

15.5 knots = 7.973888888882 meters per second

15.5 knots is equal to 7.974 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 0.12540932209305 × 15.5 knots.

Another way is saying that 15.5 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.12540932209305 meters per second.

Approximate result

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

15.5 kt ≅ 7.974 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point one two five times fifteen point five 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)
16.5 knots 8.488 meters per second
17.5 knots 9.003 meters per second
18.5 knots 9.517 meters per second
19.5 knots 10.032 meters per second
20.5 knots 10.546 meters per second
21.5 knots 11.061 meters per second
22.5 knots 11.575 meters per second
23.5 knots 12.089 meters per second
24.5 knots 12.604 meters per second
25.5 knots 13.118 meters per second