## 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 8.7 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 8.7 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

8.7 kt → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 8.7 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 4.4756666666628 m/s

The final result is:

8.7 kt → 4.4756666666628 m/s

We conclude that 8.7 knots is equivalent to 4.4756666666628 meters per second:

8.7 knots = 4.4756666666628 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 0.22343040143015 × 8.7 knots.

Another way is saying that 8.7 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.22343040143015 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 seven knots is approximately four point four seven six meters per second:

8.7 kt ≅ 4.476 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point two two three times eight point seven 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)
9.7 knots 4.99 meters per second
10.7 knots 5.505 meters per second
11.7 knots 6.019 meters per second
12.7 knots 6.533 meters per second
13.7 knots 7.048 meters per second
14.7 knots 7.562 meters per second
15.7 knots 8.077 meters per second
16.7 knots 8.591 meters per second
17.7 knots 9.106 meters per second
18.7 knots 9.62 meters per second