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 27.8 feet per second into knots we have to multiply 27.8 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

27.8 ft/s → V(kt)

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

V(kt) = 27.8 ft/s × 0.59248380129641 kt

V(kt) = 16.47104967604 kt

The final result is:

27.8 ft/s → 16.47104967604 kt

We conclude that 27.8 feet per second is equivalent to 16.47104967604 knots:

27.8 feet per second = 16.47104967604 knots

Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 knot is equal to 0.06071258478776 × 27.8 feet per second.

Another way is saying that 27.8 feet per second is equal to 1 ÷ 0.06071258478776 knots.

Approximate result

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

27.8 ft/s ≅ 16.471 kt

An alternative is also that one knot is approximately zero point zero six one times twenty-seven point eight 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)
28.8 feet per second 17.064 knots
29.8 feet per second 17.656 knots
30.8 feet per second 18.249 knots
31.8 feet per second 18.841 knots
32.8 feet per second 19.433 knots
33.8 feet per second 20.026 knots
34.8 feet per second 20.618 knots
35.8 feet per second 21.211 knots
36.8 feet per second 21.803 knots
37.8 feet per second 22.396 knots