## 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 72 knots into miles per hour we have to multiply 72 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

72 kt → V(mph)

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

V(mph) = 72 kt × 1.1507794480225 mph

V(mph) = 82.856120257623 mph

The final result is:

72 kt → 82.856120257623 mph

We conclude that 72 knots is equivalent to 82.856120257623 miles per hour:

72 knots = 82.856120257623 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 0.012069114470853 × 72 knots.

Another way is saying that 72 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.012069114470853 miles per hour.

## 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 eighty-two point eight five six miles per hour:

72 kt ≅ 82.856 mph

An alternative is also that one mile per hour is approximately zero point zero one two times seventy-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)
73 knots 84.007 miles per hour
74 knots 85.158 miles per hour
75 knots 86.308 miles per hour
76 knots 87.459 miles per hour
77 knots 88.61 miles per hour
78 knots 89.761 miles per hour
79 knots 90.912 miles per hour
80 knots 92.062 miles per hour
81 knots 93.213 miles per hour
82 knots 94.364 miles per hour