## 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 285 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 285 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

285 kt → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 285 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 146.61666666654 m/s

The final result is:

285 kt → 146.61666666654 m/s

We conclude that 285 knots is equivalent to 146.61666666654 meters per second:

285 knots = 146.61666666654 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 0.0068205069910256 × 285 knots.

Another way is saying that 285 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.0068205069910256 meters per second.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that two hundred eighty-five knots is approximately one hundred forty-six point six one seven meters per second:

285 kt ≅ 146.617 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point zero zero seven times two hundred eighty-five 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)
286 knots 147.131 meters per second
287 knots 147.646 meters per second
288 knots 148.16 meters per second
289 knots 148.674 meters per second
290 knots 149.189 meters per second
291 knots 149.703 meters per second
292 knots 150.218 meters per second
293 knots 150.732 meters per second
294 knots 151.247 meters per second
295 knots 151.761 meters per second