## 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 72 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 72 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

72 kt → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 72 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 37.039999999968 m/s

The final result is:

72 kt → 37.039999999968 m/s

We conclude that 72 knots is equivalent to 37.039999999968 meters per second:

72 knots = 37.039999999968 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 0.02699784017281 × 72 knots.

Another way is saying that 72 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.02699784017281 meters per second.

## Approximate result

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

72 kt ≅ 37.04 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point zero two seven times seventy-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)
73 knots 37.554 meters per second
74 knots 38.069 meters per second
75 knots 38.583 meters per second
76 knots 39.098 meters per second
77 knots 39.612 meters per second
78 knots 40.127 meters per second
79 knots 40.641 meters per second
80 knots 41.156 meters per second
81 knots 41.67 meters per second
82 knots 42.184 meters per second