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 20 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 20 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

20 kt → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 20 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 10.28888888888 m/s

The final result is:

20 kt → 10.28888888888 m/s

We conclude that 20 knots is equivalent to 10.28888888888 meters per second:

20 knots = 10.28888888888 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 0.097192224622114 × 20 knots.

Another way is saying that 20 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.097192224622114 meters per second.

Approximate result

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

20 kt ≅ 10.289 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point zero nine seven times twenty 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)
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
28 knots 14.404 meters per second
29 knots 14.919 meters per second
30 knots 15.433 meters per second