# Convert 5 km to fm

In this article I will show you how to convert 5 kilometers into fathoms. Throughout the explanation below I might also call it 5 km to fm. They are the same thing!

## How to Convert Kilometers to Fathoms

A kilometer is greater than a fathom. I know that a km is greater than a fm 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 kilometers into fathoms, we use a conversion factor to get the answer.

The conversion factor for km to fm is:

1 km = 546.80664916885 fm

Now that we know what the conversion factor is, we can easily calculate the conversion of 5 km to fm by multiplying `546.80664916885` by the number of kilometers we have, which is 5.

5 x 546.80664916885 = 2734.0332458443 fm

So, the answer to the question "what is 5 kilometers in fathoms?" is 2734.0332458443 fm.

## Kilometers to Fathoms Conversion Table

Below is a sample conversion table for km to fm:

Kilometers (km) Fathoms (fm)
0.015.47
0.154.68
1546.81
21093.61
31640.42
52734.03
105468.07
2010936.13
5027340.33
10054680.66
1000546806.65

## Best Conversion Unit for 5 km

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 km.

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 km is nautical miles and the amount is 2.6997840172786 nmi.