## 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 42 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 42 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

42 kt → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 42 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 21.606666666648 m/s

The final result is:

42 kt → 21.606666666648 m/s

We conclude that 42 knots is equivalent to 21.606666666648 meters per second:

42 knots = 21.606666666648 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 0.046282011724816 × 42 knots.

Another way is saying that 42 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.046282011724816 meters per second.

## Approximate result

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

42 kt ≅ 21.607 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point zero four six times forty-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)
43 knots 22.121 meters per second
44 knots 22.636 meters per second
45 knots 23.15 meters per second
46 knots 23.664 meters per second
47 knots 24.179 meters per second
48 knots 24.693 meters per second
49 knots 25.208 meters per second
50 knots 25.722 meters per second
51 knots 26.237 meters per second
52 knots 26.751 meters per second