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 6.8 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 6.8 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

6.8 kt → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 6.8 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 3.4982222222192 m/s

The final result is:

6.8 kt → 3.4982222222192 m/s

We conclude that 6.8 knots is equivalent to 3.4982222222192 meters per second:

6.8 knots = 3.4982222222192 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 0.28585948418269 × 6.8 knots.

Another way is saying that 6.8 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.28585948418269 meters per second.

Approximate result

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

6.8 kt ≅ 3.498 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point two eight six times six 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)
7.8 knots 4.013 meters per second
8.8 knots 4.527 meters per second
9.8 knots 5.042 meters per second
10.8 knots 5.556 meters per second
11.8 knots 6.07 meters per second
12.8 knots 6.585 meters per second
13.8 knots 7.099 meters per second
14.8 knots 7.614 meters per second
15.8 knots 8.128 meters per second
16.8 knots 8.643 meters per second