In this article I will show you how to convert 42 nautical miles into miles. Throughout the explanation below I might also call it 42 nmi to mi. They are the same thing!
How to Convert Nautical miles to Miles
A nautical mile is greater than a mile. I know that a nmi is greater than a mi because of something called conversion factors.
Put very simply, a conversion factor is a number that can be used to change one set of units to another, by multiplying or dividing it. So when we need to convert 42 nautical miles into miles, we use a conversion factor to get the answer.
The conversion factor for nmi to mi is:
Now that we know what the conversion factor is, we can easily calculate the conversion of 42 nmi to mi by multiplying
1.1507823082754 by the number of nautical miles we have, which is 42.
So, the answer to the question "what is 42 nautical miles in miles?" is 48.332856947569 mi.
Nautical miles to Miles Conversion Table
Below is a sample conversion table for nmi to mi:
|Nautical miles (nmi)||Miles (mi)|
Best Conversion Unit for 42 nmi
Sometimes when you work with conversions from one unit to another, the numbers can get a little confusing. Especially when dealing with really large numbers.
I've also calculated what the best unit of measurement is for 42 nmi.
To determine which unit is best, I decided to define that as being the unit of measurement which is as low as possible, without going below 1. Smaller numbers are more easily understood and can make it easier for you to understand the measurement.
The best unit of measurement I have found for 42 nmi is nautical miles and the amount is 42 nmi.