## 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 40.8 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 40.8 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

40.8 kt → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 40.8 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 20.989333333315 m/s

The final result is:

40.8 kt → 20.989333333315 m/s

We conclude that 40.8 knots is equivalent to 20.989333333315 meters per second:

40.8 knots = 20.989333333315 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 0.047643247363781 × 40.8 knots.

Another way is saying that 40.8 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.047643247363781 meters per second.

## Approximate result

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

40.8 kt ≅ 20.989 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point zero four eight times forty point eight 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)
41.8 knots 21.504 meters per second
42.8 knots 22.018 meters per second
43.8 knots 22.533 meters per second
44.8 knots 23.047 meters per second
45.8 knots 23.562 meters per second
46.8 knots 24.076 meters per second
47.8 knots 24.59 meters per second
48.8 knots 25.105 meters per second
49.8 knots 25.619 meters per second
50.8 knots 26.134 meters per second