# Convert 42 kilometers per hour to knots

How many knots are 42 kilometers per hour?

kilometers per hour (km/h)
42 kilometers per hour = 22.678 knots

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in knots rounded to six significant decimal places is 42 km/h = 22.678186 kn. The precise fraction answer is 22 314/463 kn.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 42 km/h = 22.7 kn
• 42 km/h = 22.68 kn
• 42 km/h = 22.678 kn
• 42 km/h = 22.6782 kn
• 42 km/h = 22.67819 kn
• 42 km/h = 22.678186 kn
• 42 km/h = 22.6781857 kn
• 42 km/h = 22.67818575 kn
• 42 km/h = 22.678185745 kn
• 42 km/h = 22.6781857451 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 42 kilometers per hour to knots, divide 42 kilometers per hour by 1.852.
42 km/h ÷ 1.852 = 22.678 kn

## How fast are 42 kilometers per hour?

Real world scale examples to visualize the velocity of 42 kilometers per hour / 22.678 knots

• 2.17 times the comfortable bicycling speed (12 mph)
• 71% of the typical speed of a racehorse (37 mph)
• 37% of the typical automobile speed on a highway (70 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.

## 42 kilometers per hour to other speed units

### Metric

• 42 km/h = 42 km/h

### Imperial/U.S.

• 42 km/h = 26.098 mph
• 42 km/h = 22.678 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 42 km/h to kn

km/h kn
42.01 km/h 22.684 kn
42.02 km/h 22.689 kn
42.03 km/h 22.694 kn
42.04 km/h 22.7 kn
42.05 km/h 22.705 kn
42.06 km/h 22.711 kn
42.07 km/h 22.716 kn
42.08 km/h 22.721 kn
42.09 km/h 22.727 kn
42.1 km/h 22.732 kn
42.11 km/h 22.738 kn
42.12 km/h 22.743 kn
42.13 km/h 22.748 kn
42.14 km/h 22.754 kn
42.15 km/h 22.759 kn
42.16 km/h 22.765 kn
42.17 km/h 22.77 kn
42.18 km/h 22.775 kn
42.19 km/h 22.781 kn
42.2 km/h 22.786 kn
42.21 km/h 22.792 kn
42.22 km/h 22.797 kn
42.23 km/h 22.802 kn
42.24 km/h 22.808 kn
42.25 km/h 22.813 kn
42.26 km/h 22.819 kn
42.27 km/h 22.824 kn
42.28 km/h 22.829 kn
42.29 km/h 22.835 kn
42.3 km/h 22.84 kn
42.31 km/h 22.846 kn
42.32 km/h 22.851 kn
42.33 km/h 22.856 kn
42.34 km/h 22.862 kn
42.35 km/h 22.867 kn
42.36 km/h 22.873 kn
42.37 km/h 22.878 kn
42.38 km/h 22.883 kn
42.39 km/h 22.889 kn
42.4 km/h 22.894 kn
42.41 km/h 22.9 kn
42.42 km/h 22.905 kn
42.43 km/h 22.91 kn
42.44 km/h 22.916 kn
42.45 km/h 22.921 kn
42.46 km/h 22.927 kn
42.47 km/h 22.932 kn
42.48 km/h 22.937 kn
42.49 km/h 22.943 kn
42.5 km/h 22.948 kn
km/h kn
42.51 km/h 22.954 kn
42.52 km/h 22.959 kn
42.53 km/h 22.964 kn
42.54 km/h 22.97 kn
42.55 km/h 22.975 kn
42.56 km/h 22.981 kn
42.57 km/h 22.986 kn
42.58 km/h 22.991 kn
42.59 km/h 22.997 kn
42.6 km/h 23.002 kn
42.61 km/h 23.008 kn
42.62 km/h 23.013 kn
42.63 km/h 23.018 kn
42.64 km/h 23.024 kn
42.65 km/h 23.029 kn
42.66 km/h 23.035 kn
42.67 km/h 23.04 kn
42.68 km/h 23.045 kn
42.69 km/h 23.051 kn
42.7 km/h 23.056 kn
42.71 km/h 23.062 kn
42.72 km/h 23.067 kn
42.73 km/h 23.072 kn
42.74 km/h 23.078 kn
42.75 km/h 23.083 kn
42.76 km/h 23.089 kn
42.77 km/h 23.094 kn
42.78 km/h 23.099 kn
42.79 km/h 23.105 kn
42.8 km/h 23.11 kn
42.81 km/h 23.116 kn
42.82 km/h 23.121 kn
42.83 km/h 23.126 kn
42.84 km/h 23.132 kn
42.85 km/h 23.137 kn
42.86 km/h 23.143 kn
42.87 km/h 23.148 kn
42.88 km/h 23.153 kn
42.89 km/h 23.159 kn
42.9 km/h 23.164 kn
42.91 km/h 23.17 kn
42.92 km/h 23.175 kn
42.93 km/h 23.18 kn
42.94 km/h 23.186 kn
42.95 km/h 23.191 kn
42.96 km/h 23.197 kn
42.97 km/h 23.202 kn
42.98 km/h 23.207 kn
42.99 km/h 23.213 kn