How Fast is a Knot?
Date: 12/21/95 at 16:1:12 From: Anonymous Subject: What is a knot? It is a speed. How fast is it? Dear Dr. Math, Ships travel in knots (which is a speed). How fast is a knot?
Date: 12/21/95 at 16:37:5 From: Doctor Sarah Subject: Re: What is a knot? It is a speed. How fast is it? Hi there - A knot is a unit of speed equivalent to one nautical mile per hour. When a ship goes eight nautical miles an hour, her speed is eight knots. Now you need to know about nautical miles, right? :-) One international nautical mile (nmi) is: exactly 1.852 kilometers, or about 1.150779 survey miles, or about 6,076.11549 feet. -Doctor Sarah, The Geometry Forum
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