How to Convert 1 Nautical Mile to Meters

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What was the original definition of a nautical mile?

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1. What is the definition of a nautical mile changed to at the First International Extraordinary Hydrographic Conference in 1929?

2. How do you convert 1 nautical mile (NM) to meters (m)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nautical miles are used in air and water transportation, and you can evaluate your proficiency in converting them to meters and back using this quiz and printable worksheet. Some topics addressed by quiz questions will include conversion between nautical miles and meters and the definition of nautical mile.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will be tested on the following topics:

  • Definitions of nautical mile
  • Standard miles vs. nautical miles
  • Converting NM to meters
  • Solving for meters given NM

Skills Practiced

In this work, you will showcase your ability in:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to convert between NM and meters in practice problems
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the original and current definition of nautical mile
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about standard miles vs nautical miles

Additional Learning

For further information on this topic, be sure to check out the associated lesson named How to Convert 1 Nautical Mile to Meters. This lesson has the following goals in mind:

  • Define nautical miles, arc degree and other vocab words
  • Know the history of nautical mileage and its usage
  • Explain how to convert from meters to NM and back
  • Solve practice problems in the lesson regarding conversion between NM and meters
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