## 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 8.5 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 8.5 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

8.5 kt → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 8.5 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 4.372777777774 m/s

The final result is:

8.5 kt → 4.372777777774 m/s

We conclude that 8.5 knots is equivalent to 4.372777777774 meters per second:

8.5 knots = 4.372777777774 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 0.22868758734615 × 8.5 knots.

Another way is saying that 8.5 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.22868758734615 meters per second.

## Approximate result

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

8.5 kt ≅ 4.373 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point two two nine times eight point 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)
9.5 knots 4.887 meters per second
10.5 knots 5.402 meters per second
11.5 knots 5.916 meters per second
12.5 knots 6.431 meters per second
13.5 knots 6.945 meters per second
14.5 knots 7.459 meters per second
15.5 knots 7.974 meters per second
16.5 knots 8.488 meters per second
17.5 knots 9.003 meters per second
18.5 knots 9.517 meters per second