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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 5 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 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

5 kt → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 5 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 2.57222222222 m/s

The final result is:

5 kt → 2.57222222222 m/s

We conclude that 5 knots is equivalent to 2.57222222222 meters per second:

5 knots = 2.57222222222 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 0.38876889848846 × 5 knots.

Another way is saying that 5 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.38876889848846 meters per second.

Approximate result

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

5 kt ≅ 2.572 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point three eight nine times 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)
6 knots 3.087 meters per second
7 knots 3.601 meters per second
8 knots 4.116 meters per second
9 knots 4.63 meters per second
10 knots 5.144 meters per second
11 knots 5.659 meters per second
12 knots 6.173 meters per second
13 knots 6.688 meters per second
14 knots 7.202 meters per second
15 knots 7.717 meters per second