In this article I will show you how to convert 5 fathoms into nautical miles. Throughout the explanation below I might also call it 5 fm to nmi. They are the same thing!
How to Convert Fathoms to Nautical miles
A fathom is smaller than a nautical mile. I know that a fm is smaller than a nmi 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 5 fathoms into nautical miles, we use a conversion factor to get the answer.
The conversion factor for fm to nmi is:
Now that we know what the conversion factor is, we can easily calculate the conversion of 5 fm to nmi by multiplying
0.00098747300215983 by the number of fathoms we have, which is 5.
So, the answer to the question "what is 5 fathoms in nautical miles?" is 0.0049373650107991 nmi.
Fathoms to Nautical miles Conversion Table
Below is a sample conversion table for fm to nmi:
|Fathoms (fm)||Nautical miles (nmi)|
Best Conversion Unit for 5 fm
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 5 fm.
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 5 fm is fathoms and the amount is 5 fm.