# Convert 588 kilometers per hour to knots

How many knots are 588 kilometers per hour?

kilometers per hour (km/h)
588 kilometers per hour = 317.495 knots

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in knots rounded to six significant decimal places is 588 km/h = 317.494600 kn. The precise fraction answer is 317 229/463 kn.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 588 km/h = 317.5 kn
• 588 km/h = 317.49 kn
• 588 km/h = 317.495 kn
• 588 km/h = 317.4946 kn
• 588 km/h = 317.49460 kn
• 588 km/h = 317.494600 kn
• 588 km/h = 317.4946004 kn
• 588 km/h = 317.49460043 kn
• 588 km/h = 317.494600432 kn
• 588 km/h = 317.4946004320 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 588 kilometers per hour to knots, divide 588 kilometers per hour by 1.852.
588 km/h ÷ 1.852 = 317.495 kn

## How fast are 588 kilometers per hour?

Real world scale examples to visualize the velocity of 588 kilometers per hour / 317.495 knots

• 1.83 times the typical speed of modern high speed train (200 mph)
• 65% of the typical cruising speed of a passenger jet (560 mph)
• 51% of the speed of a typical .22 caliber bullet (720 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.

## 588 kilometers per hour to other speed units

### Metric

• 588 km/h = 588 km/h

### Imperial/U.S.

• 588 km/h = 365.366 mph
• 588 km/h = 317.495 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 588 km/h to kn

km/h kn
588.01 km/h 317.5 kn
588.02 km/h 317.505 kn
588.03 km/h 317.511 kn
588.04 km/h 317.516 kn
588.05 km/h 317.522 kn
588.06 km/h 317.527 kn
588.07 km/h 317.532 kn
588.08 km/h 317.538 kn
588.09 km/h 317.543 kn
588.1 km/h 317.549 kn
588.11 km/h 317.554 kn
588.12 km/h 317.559 kn
588.13 km/h 317.565 kn
588.14 km/h 317.57 kn
588.15 km/h 317.576 kn
588.16 km/h 317.581 kn
588.17 km/h 317.586 kn
588.18 km/h 317.592 kn
588.19 km/h 317.597 kn
588.2 km/h 317.603 kn
588.21 km/h 317.608 kn
588.22 km/h 317.613 kn
588.23 km/h 317.619 kn
588.24 km/h 317.624 kn
588.25 km/h 317.63 kn
588.26 km/h 317.635 kn
588.27 km/h 317.64 kn
588.28 km/h 317.646 kn
588.29 km/h 317.651 kn
588.3 km/h 317.657 kn
588.31 km/h 317.662 kn
588.32 km/h 317.667 kn
588.33 km/h 317.673 kn
588.34 km/h 317.678 kn
588.35 km/h 317.684 kn
588.36 km/h 317.689 kn
588.37 km/h 317.694 kn
588.38 km/h 317.7 kn
588.39 km/h 317.705 kn
588.4 km/h 317.711 kn
588.41 km/h 317.716 kn
588.42 km/h 317.721 kn
588.43 km/h 317.727 kn
588.44 km/h 317.732 kn
588.45 km/h 317.738 kn
588.46 km/h 317.743 kn
588.47 km/h 317.748 kn
588.48 km/h 317.754 kn
588.49 km/h 317.759 kn
588.5 km/h 317.765 kn
km/h kn
588.51 km/h 317.77 kn
588.52 km/h 317.775 kn
588.53 km/h 317.781 kn
588.54 km/h 317.786 kn
588.55 km/h 317.792 kn
588.56 km/h 317.797 kn
588.57 km/h 317.802 kn
588.58 km/h 317.808 kn
588.59 km/h 317.813 kn
588.6 km/h 317.819 kn
588.61 km/h 317.824 kn
588.62 km/h 317.829 kn
588.63 km/h 317.835 kn
588.64 km/h 317.84 kn
588.65 km/h 317.846 kn
588.66 km/h 317.851 kn
588.67 km/h 317.856 kn
588.68 km/h 317.862 kn
588.69 km/h 317.867 kn
588.7 km/h 317.873 kn
588.71 km/h 317.878 kn
588.72 km/h 317.883 kn
588.73 km/h 317.889 kn
588.74 km/h 317.894 kn
588.75 km/h 317.9 kn
588.76 km/h 317.905 kn
588.77 km/h 317.91 kn
588.78 km/h 317.916 kn
588.79 km/h 317.921 kn
588.8 km/h 317.927 kn
588.81 km/h 317.932 kn
588.82 km/h 317.937 kn
588.83 km/h 317.943 kn
588.84 km/h 317.948 kn
588.85 km/h 317.954 kn
588.86 km/h 317.959 kn
588.87 km/h 317.964 kn
588.88 km/h 317.97 kn
588.89 km/h 317.975 kn
588.9 km/h 317.981 kn
588.91 km/h 317.986 kn
588.92 km/h 317.991 kn
588.93 km/h 317.997 kn
588.94 km/h 318.002 kn
588.95 km/h 318.008 kn
588.96 km/h 318.013 kn
588.97 km/h 318.018 kn
588.98 km/h 318.024 kn
588.99 km/h 318.029 kn