## 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 85 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 85 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

85 kt → V(m/s)

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

V(m/s) = 85 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 43.72777777774 m/s

The final result is:

85 kt → 43.72777777774 m/s

We conclude that 85 knots is equivalent to 43.72777777774 meters per second:

85 knots = 43.72777777774 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 0.022868758734615 × 85 knots.

Another way is saying that 85 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.022868758734615 meters per second.

## Approximate result

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

85 kt ≅ 43.728 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point zero two three times eighty-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)
86 knots 44.242 meters per second
87 knots 44.757 meters per second
88 knots 45.271 meters per second
89 knots 45.786 meters per second
90 knots 46.3 meters per second
91 knots 46.814 meters per second
92 knots 47.329 meters per second
93 knots 47.843 meters per second
94 knots 48.358 meters per second
95 knots 48.872 meters per second