## 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 488 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 488 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

488 kt → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 488 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 251.04888888867 m/s

The final result is:

488 kt → 251.04888888867 m/s

We conclude that 488 knots is equivalent to 251.04888888867 meters per second:

488 knots = 251.04888888867 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 0.0039832878943489 × 488 knots.

Another way is saying that 488 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.0039832878943489 meters per second.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that four hundred eighty-eight knots is approximately two hundred fifty-one point zero four nine meters per second:

488 kt ≅ 251.049 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point zero zero four times four hundred eighty-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)
489 knots 251.563 meters per second
490 knots 252.078 meters per second
491 knots 252.592 meters per second
492 knots 253.107 meters per second
493 knots 253.621 meters per second
494 knots 254.136 meters per second
495 knots 254.65 meters per second
496 knots 255.164 meters per second
497 knots 255.679 meters per second
498 knots 256.193 meters per second