## 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 17.2 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 17.2 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

17.2 kt → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 17.2 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 8.8484444444368 m/s

The final result is:

17.2 kt → 8.8484444444368 m/s

We conclude that 17.2 knots is equivalent to 8.8484444444368 meters per second:

17.2 knots = 8.8484444444368 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 0.11301421467688 × 17.2 knots.

Another way is saying that 17.2 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.11301421467688 meters per second.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that seventeen point two knots is approximately eight point eight four eight meters per second:

17.2 kt ≅ 8.848 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point one one three times seventeen point two 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)
18.2 knots 9.363 meters per second
19.2 knots 9.877 meters per second
20.2 knots 10.392 meters per second
21.2 knots 10.906 meters per second
22.2 knots 11.421 meters per second
23.2 knots 11.935 meters per second
24.2 knots 12.45 meters per second
25.2 knots 12.964 meters per second
26.2 knots 13.478 meters per second
27.2 knots 13.993 meters per second