In this article I will show you how to convert 50 fathoms into nautical miles. Throughout the explanation below I might also call it 50 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 50 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 50 fm to nmi by multiplying
0.00098747300215983 by the number of fathoms we have, which is 50.
So, the answer to the question "what is 50 fathoms in nautical miles?" is 0.049373650107991 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 50 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 50 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 50 fm is fathoms and the amount is 50 fm.