## 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 4.2 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 4.2 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

4.2 kt → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 4.2 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 2.1606666666648 m/s

The final result is:

4.2 kt → 2.1606666666648 m/s

We conclude that 4.2 knots is equivalent to 2.1606666666648 meters per second:

4.2 knots = 2.1606666666648 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 0.46282011724816 × 4.2 knots.

Another way is saying that 4.2 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.46282011724816 meters per second.

## Approximate result

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

4.2 kt ≅ 2.161 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point four six three times four point two 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)
5.2 knots 2.675 meters per second
6.2 knots 3.19 meters per second
7.2 knots 3.704 meters per second
8.2 knots 4.218 meters per second
9.2 knots 4.733 meters per second
10.2 knots 5.247 meters per second
11.2 knots 5.762 meters per second
12.2 knots 6.276 meters per second
13.2 knots 6.791 meters per second
14.2 knots 7.305 meters per second