Conversion formula

The conversion factor from feet per second to knots is 0.59248380129641, which means that 1 foot per second is equal to 0.59248380129641 knots:

1 ft/s = 0.59248380129641 kt

To convert 87 feet per second into knots we have to multiply 87 by the conversion factor in order to get the velocity amount from feet per second to knots. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 ft/s → 0.59248380129641 kt

87 ft/s → V(kt)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the velocity V in knots:

V(kt) = 87 ft/s × 0.59248380129641 kt

V(kt) = 51.546090712788 kt

The final result is:

87 ft/s → 51.546090712788 kt

We conclude that 87 feet per second is equivalent to 51.546090712788 knots:

87 feet per second = 51.546090712788 knots

Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 knot is equal to 0.019400113299997 × 87 feet per second.

Another way is saying that 87 feet per second is equal to 1 ÷ 0.019400113299997 knots.

Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that eighty-seven feet per second is approximately fifty-one point five four six knots:

87 ft/s ≅ 51.546 kt

An alternative is also that one knot is approximately zero point zero one nine times eighty-seven feet per second.

Conversion table

feet per second to knots chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from feet per second to knots

feet per second (ft/s) knots (kt)
88 feet per second 52.139 knots
89 feet per second 52.731 knots
90 feet per second 53.324 knots
91 feet per second 53.916 knots
92 feet per second 54.509 knots
93 feet per second 55.101 knots
94 feet per second 55.693 knots
95 feet per second 56.286 knots
96 feet per second 56.878 knots
97 feet per second 57.471 knots