Unit Converter

Conversion formula

The conversion factor from feet per second to knots is 0.59248380129641, which means that 1 foot per second is equal to 0.59248380129641 knots:

1 ft/s = 0.59248380129641 kt

To convert 20 feet per second into knots we have to multiply 20 by the conversion factor in order to get the velocity amount from feet per second to knots. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 ft/s → 0.59248380129641 kt

20 ft/s → V(kt)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the velocity V in knots:

V(kt) = 20 ft/s × 0.59248380129641 kt

V(kt) = 11.849676025928 kt

The final result is:

20 ft/s → 11.849676025928 kt

We conclude that 20 feet per second is equivalent to 11.849676025928 knots:

20 feet per second = 11.849676025928 knots

Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 knot is equal to 0.084390492854987 × 20 feet per second.

Another way is saying that 20 feet per second is equal to 1 ÷ 0.084390492854987 knots.

Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that twenty feet per second is approximately eleven point eight five knots:

20 ft/s ≅ 11.85 kt

An alternative is also that one knot is approximately zero point zero eight four times twenty feet per second.

Conversion table

feet per second to knots chart

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

feet per second (ft/s) knots (kt)
21 feet per second 12.442 knots
22 feet per second 13.035 knots
23 feet per second 13.627 knots
24 feet per second 14.22 knots
25 feet per second 14.812 knots
26 feet per second 15.405 knots
27 feet per second 15.997 knots
28 feet per second 16.59 knots
29 feet per second 17.182 knots
30 feet per second 17.775 knots