In this article I will show you how to convert 5 nautical miles into fathoms. Throughout the explanation below I might also call it 5 nmi to fm. They are the same thing!
How to Convert Nautical miles to Fathoms
A nautical mile is greater than a fathom. I know that a nmi 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 nautical miles into fathoms, we use a conversion factor to get the answer.
The conversion factor for nmi to fm is:
Now that we know what the conversion factor is, we can easily calculate the conversion of 5 nmi to fm by multiplying
1012.6859142607 by the number of nautical miles we have, which is 5.
So, the answer to the question "what is 5 nautical miles in fathoms?" is 5063.4295713036 fm.
Nautical miles to Fathoms Conversion Table
Below is a sample conversion table for nmi to fm:
|Nautical miles (nmi)||Fathoms (fm)|
Best Conversion Unit for 5 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 5 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 5 nmi is nautical miles and the amount is 5 nmi.