Conversion formula

The conversion factor from knots to miles per hour is 1.1507794480225, which means that 1 knot is equal to 1.1507794480225 miles per hour:

1 kt = 1.1507794480225 mph

To convert 7.2 knots into miles per hour we have to multiply 7.2 by the conversion factor in order to get the velocity amount from knots to miles per hour. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 kt → 1.1507794480225 mph

7.2 kt → V(mph)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the velocity V in miles per hour:

V(mph) = 7.2 kt × 1.1507794480225 mph

V(mph) = 8.2856120257623 mph

The final result is:

7.2 kt → 8.2856120257623 mph

We conclude that 7.2 knots is equivalent to 8.2856120257623 miles per hour:

7.2 knots = 8.2856120257623 miles per hour

Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 mile per hour is equal to 0.12069114470853 × 7.2 knots.

Another way is saying that 7.2 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.12069114470853 miles per hour.

Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that seven point two knots is approximately eight point two eight six miles per hour:

7.2 kt ≅ 8.286 mph

An alternative is also that one mile per hour is approximately zero point one two one times seven point two knots.

Conversion table

knots to miles per hour chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from knots to miles per hour

knots (kt) miles per hour (mph)
8.2 knots 9.436 miles per hour
9.2 knots 10.587 miles per hour
10.2 knots 11.738 miles per hour
11.2 knots 12.889 miles per hour
12.2 knots 14.04 miles per hour
13.2 knots 15.19 miles per hour
14.2 knots 16.341 miles per hour
15.2 knots 17.492 miles per hour
16.2 knots 18.643 miles per hour
17.2 knots 19.793 miles per hour