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 17 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 17 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 kt → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 17 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 8.745555555548 m/s

The final result is:

17 kt → 8.745555555548 m/s

We conclude that 17 knots is equivalent to 8.745555555548 meters per second:

17 knots = 8.745555555548 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 0.11434379367308 × 17 knots.

Another way is saying that 17 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.11434379367308 meters per second.

Approximate result

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

17 kt ≅ 8.746 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point one one four times seventeen 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 knots 9.26 meters per second
19 knots 9.774 meters per second
20 knots 10.289 meters per second
21 knots 10.803 meters per second
22 knots 11.318 meters per second
23 knots 11.832 meters per second
24 knots 12.347 meters per second
25 knots 12.861 meters per second
26 knots 13.376 meters per second
27 knots 13.89 meters per second