Conversion formula

The conversion factor from knots to miles per hour is 1.1507794480225, which means that 1 knot is equal to 1.1507794480225 miles per hour:

1 kt = 1.1507794480225 mph

To convert 15.5 knots into miles per hour we have to multiply 15.5 by the conversion factor in order to get the velocity amount from knots to miles per hour. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 kt → 1.1507794480225 mph

15.5 kt → V(mph)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the velocity V in miles per hour:

V(mph) = 15.5 kt × 1.1507794480225 mph

V(mph) = 17.837081444349 mph

The final result is:

15.5 kt → 17.837081444349 mph

We conclude that 15.5 knots is equivalent to 17.837081444349 miles per hour:

15.5 knots = 17.837081444349 miles per hour Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 mile per hour is equal to 0.056062983348477 × 15.5 knots.

Another way is saying that 15.5 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.056062983348477 miles per hour.

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 seventeen point eight three seven miles per hour:

15.5 kt ≅ 17.837 mph

An alternative is also that one mile per hour is approximately zero point zero five six times fifteen point five knots.

Conversion table

knots to miles per hour chart

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

knots (kt) miles per hour (mph)
16.5 knots 18.988 miles per hour
17.5 knots 20.139 miles per hour
18.5 knots 21.289 miles per hour
19.5 knots 22.44 miles per hour
20.5 knots 23.591 miles per hour
21.5 knots 24.742 miles per hour
22.5 knots 25.893 miles per hour
23.5 knots 27.043 miles per hour
24.5 knots 28.194 miles per hour
25.5 knots 29.345 miles per hour