## 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 38.5 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 38.5 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

38.5 kt → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 38.5 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 19.806111111094 m/s

The final result is:

38.5 kt → 19.806111111094 m/s

We conclude that 38.5 knots is equivalent to 19.806111111094 meters per second:

38.5 knots = 19.806111111094 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 0.050489467336163 × 38.5 knots.

Another way is saying that 38.5 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.050489467336163 meters per second.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that thirty-eight point five knots is approximately nineteen point eight zero six meters per second:

38.5 kt ≅ 19.806 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point zero five times thirty-eight point 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)
39.5 knots 20.321 meters per second
40.5 knots 20.835 meters per second
41.5 knots 21.349 meters per second
42.5 knots 21.864 meters per second
43.5 knots 22.378 meters per second
44.5 knots 22.893 meters per second
45.5 knots 23.407 meters per second
46.5 knots 23.922 meters per second
47.5 knots 24.436 meters per second
48.5 knots 24.951 meters per second