# Convert 272 kilometers per hour to knots

How many knots are 272 kilometers per hour?

kilometers per hour (km/h)
272 kilometers per hour = 146.868 knots

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in knots rounded to six significant decimal places is 272 km/h = 146.868251 kn. The precise fraction answer is 146 402/463 kn.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 272 km/h = 146.9 kn
• 272 km/h = 146.87 kn
• 272 km/h = 146.868 kn
• 272 km/h = 146.8683 kn
• 272 km/h = 146.86825 kn
• 272 km/h = 146.868251 kn
• 272 km/h = 146.8682505 kn
• 272 km/h = 146.86825054 kn
• 272 km/h = 146.868250540 kn
• 272 km/h = 146.8682505400 kn

## How many knots is a kilometer per hour?

A kilometer per hour is slower than a knot. 0.54 knots is the same velocity as one kilometer per hour. A kilometer per hour is 54.00% the velocity a knot. An object moving at a knot is 85.2% faster than an object traveling at one kilometer per hour.

## Kilometers per hour to knots conversion factor and formulas

Formula

The conversion factor between kilometers per hour and knots is 1.852. This represents the ratio of kilometers per hour per one knot. To calculate the value in knots, we can either divide by the conversion factor or multiply by its inverse.

### Division

To convert from kilometers per hour to knots, divide kilometers per hour by 1.852.
The formula is expressed as:
km/h ÷ 1.852 = kn

### Multiplication

Alternatively we can multiply by the inverse conversion factor to get the same result.
The inverse of 1.852 is 1/1.852 or 0.54. To convert from kilometers per hour to knots, multiply kilometers per hour by 0.54.
The formula is expressed as:
km/h × 0.54 = kn

To convert 272 kilometers per hour to knots, divide 272 kilometers per hour by 1.852.
272 km/h ÷ 1.852 = 146.868 kn

## How fast are 272 kilometers per hour?

Real world scale examples to visualize the velocity of 272 kilometers per hour / 146.868 knots

• 2.41 times the typical automobile speed on a highway (70 mph)
• 85% of the typical speed of modern high speed train (200 mph)
• 30% of the typical cruising speed of a passenger jet (560 mph)

Converting kilometers per hour to knots is a conversion between units from separate unit systems - kilometers per hour are metric (SI) defined units while knots are US Customary / UK Imperial .

SI Unit

Within the SI (metric) system of measurement, a kilometer per hour (km/h) is the distance traveled in one hour as measured in kilometers (1,000 meters). It is commonly used as measurement of velocity over geographic distances. Kilometers per hour are commonly used to measure vehicle speed and speed limits. The official SI symbol is km/h, however kph and km/hr are also used.

Customary/Imperial Unit

Knots are a measure of speed over long geographic distances most often associated with the maritime and aviation communities. A knot is a measurement of distance traveled in nautical miles in one hour. The origins of the knot derive from practice of mariners throwing a wooden chip log attached to a line off the stern of a ship. As the ship traveled forward, the line spooled out and the number of physical knots on the line where counted over a 30 second period to determine boat speed. The symbol for knots is either kn or kt.

## Reverse this conversion

Convert from knots to kilometers per hour instead.

## 272 kilometers per hour to other speed units

### Metric

• 272 km/h = 272 km/h

### Imperial/U.S.

• 272 km/h = 169.013 mph
• 272 km/h = 146.868 kn

## References and Citations

1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) The International System of Units (SI)
2. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) General Tables of Units of Measurement

## Decimal conversions for 272 km/h to kn

km/h kn
272.01 km/h 146.874 kn
272.02 km/h 146.879 kn
272.03 km/h 146.884 kn
272.04 km/h 146.89 kn
272.05 km/h 146.895 kn
272.06 km/h 146.901 kn
272.07 km/h 146.906 kn
272.08 km/h 146.911 kn
272.09 km/h 146.917 kn
272.1 km/h 146.922 kn
272.11 km/h 146.928 kn
272.12 km/h 146.933 kn
272.13 km/h 146.938 kn
272.14 km/h 146.944 kn
272.15 km/h 146.949 kn
272.16 km/h 146.955 kn
272.17 km/h 146.96 kn
272.18 km/h 146.965 kn
272.19 km/h 146.971 kn
272.2 km/h 146.976 kn
272.21 km/h 146.982 kn
272.22 km/h 146.987 kn
272.23 km/h 146.992 kn
272.24 km/h 146.998 kn
272.25 km/h 147.003 kn
272.26 km/h 147.009 kn
272.27 km/h 147.014 kn
272.28 km/h 147.019 kn
272.29 km/h 147.025 kn
272.3 km/h 147.03 kn
272.31 km/h 147.036 kn
272.32 km/h 147.041 kn
272.33 km/h 147.046 kn
272.34 km/h 147.052 kn
272.35 km/h 147.057 kn
272.36 km/h 147.063 kn
272.37 km/h 147.068 kn
272.38 km/h 147.073 kn
272.39 km/h 147.079 kn
272.4 km/h 147.084 kn
272.41 km/h 147.09 kn
272.42 km/h 147.095 kn
272.43 km/h 147.1 kn
272.44 km/h 147.106 kn
272.45 km/h 147.111 kn
272.46 km/h 147.117 kn
272.47 km/h 147.122 kn
272.48 km/h 147.127 kn
272.49 km/h 147.133 kn
272.5 km/h 147.138 kn
km/h kn
272.51 km/h 147.144 kn
272.52 km/h 147.149 kn
272.53 km/h 147.154 kn
272.54 km/h 147.16 kn
272.55 km/h 147.165 kn
272.56 km/h 147.171 kn
272.57 km/h 147.176 kn
272.58 km/h 147.181 kn
272.59 km/h 147.187 kn
272.6 km/h 147.192 kn
272.61 km/h 147.198 kn
272.62 km/h 147.203 kn
272.63 km/h 147.208 kn
272.64 km/h 147.214 kn
272.65 km/h 147.219 kn
272.66 km/h 147.225 kn
272.67 km/h 147.23 kn
272.68 km/h 147.235 kn
272.69 km/h 147.241 kn
272.7 km/h 147.246 kn
272.71 km/h 147.252 kn
272.72 km/h 147.257 kn
272.73 km/h 147.262 kn
272.74 km/h 147.268 kn
272.75 km/h 147.273 kn
272.76 km/h 147.279 kn
272.77 km/h 147.284 kn
272.78 km/h 147.289 kn
272.79 km/h 147.295 kn
272.8 km/h 147.3 kn
272.81 km/h 147.306 kn
272.82 km/h 147.311 kn
272.83 km/h 147.316 kn
272.84 km/h 147.322 kn
272.85 km/h 147.327 kn
272.86 km/h 147.333 kn
272.87 km/h 147.338 kn
272.88 km/h 147.343 kn
272.89 km/h 147.349 kn
272.9 km/h 147.354 kn
272.91 km/h 147.36 kn
272.92 km/h 147.365 kn
272.93 km/h 147.37 kn
272.94 km/h 147.376 kn
272.95 km/h 147.381 kn
272.96 km/h 147.387 kn
272.97 km/h 147.392 kn
272.98 km/h 147.397 kn
272.99 km/h 147.403 kn