This length unit converter dynamically calculates a value you enter in **feet (ft)** and converts it to **meters (m)**, or a value you enter in **feet & inches (ft & in)** and converts it to **meters (m)**.

## How many feet (ft) are in 1 meter (m)?

There are 3.28084 Feet (ft) in 1 Meter (m). This means 1 meter is approximately equal to 3.28084 feet. Conversely, there are 0.3048 meters in 1 foot. This means that 1 foot is equal to 0.3048 meters.

## What is the formula for how to convert **feet (ft)** to meters (m)?

To convert feet (ft) to meters (m), you can use the following formula:

meters (m) = feet (ft) × 0.3048

For example, if you have a length of 5 feet and you want to convert it to meters, you would use the formula as follows:

meters (m) = 5 feet (ft) × 0.3048

So, 5 feet are equal to 1.524 meters.

## What is the formula for how to convert **feet & inches (ft & in)** to Meters (m)?

Here are the formulas and steps to convert a certain length expressed in **feet & inches**, such as a person’s height, to meters. As an example, let’s use the height of NBA player Luka Doncic who is reported to be **6 feet & 7 inches** tall, and convert it to meters:

**Convert feet to meters:**Multiply the number of feet by 0.3048 (since 1 foot = 0.3048 m).

6 feet × 0.3048 = 1.8288 meters

**Convert inches to meters:**Multiply the number of inches by 0.0254 (since 1 inch = 0.0254 m).

7 inches × 0.0254 = 0.1778 meters

**Combine the results:**Add the results from steps 1 and 2 to get the total height in meters.

1.8288 meters + 0.1778 meters = 2.0066 meters

So, Luka Doncic’s reported height of **6 feet & 7 inches** is equal to 2.0066 meters.

## Feet (ft) to meters (m) conversion charts

Here are conversion charts that show common values of **feet** and their equivalent measurements in meters, and also **feet & inches** and their equivalent measurements in meters.

Feet | Meters |
---|---|

1 ft | 0.3048 m |

2 ft | 0.6096 m |

3 ft | 0.9144 m |

4 ft | 1.2192 m |

5 ft | 1.524 m |

6 ft | 1.8288 m |

7 ft | 2.1336 m |

8 ft | 2.4384 m |

9 ft | 2.7432 m |

10 ft | 3.048 m |

20 ft | 6.096 m |

30 ft | 9.144 m |

40 ft | 12.192 m |

50 ft | 15.24 m |

60 ft | 18.288 m |

70 ft | 21.336 m |

80 ft | 24.384 m |

90 ft | 27.432 m |

100 ft | 30.48 m |

Feet & Inches | Meters |
---|---|

3 feet & 0 inches | 0.91 meters |

3 feet & 1 inches | 0.94 meters |

3 feet & 2 inches | 0.97 meters |

3 feet & 3 inches | 0.99 meters |

3 feet & 4 inches | 1.02 meters |

3 feet & 5 inches | 1.04 meters |

3 feet & 6 inches | 1.07 meters |

3 feet & 7 inches | 1.09 meters |

3 feet & 8 inches | 1.12 meters |

3 feet & 9 inches | 1.14 meters |

3 feet & 10 inches | 1.17 meters |

3 feet & 11 inches | 1.19 meters |

4 feet & 0 inches | 1.22 meters |

4 feet & 1 inches | 1.24 meters |

4 feet & 2 inches | 1.27 meters |

4 feet & 3 inches | 1.3 meters |

4 feet & 4 inches | 1.32 meters |

4 feet & 5 inches | 1.35 meters |

4 feet & 6 inches | 1.37 meters |

4 feet & 7 inches | 1.4 meters |

4 feet & 8 inches | 1.42 meters |

4 feet & 9 inches | 1.45 meters |

4 feet & 10 inches | 1.47 meters |

4 feet & 11 inches | 1.5 meters |

5 feet & 0 inches | 1.52 meters |

5 feet & 1 inches | 1.55 meters |

5 feet & 2 inches | 1.57 meters |

5 feet & 3 inches | 1.6 meters |

5 feet & 4 inches | 1.63 meters |

5 feet & 5 inches | 1.65 meters |

5 feet & 6 inches | 1.68 meters |

5 feet & 7 inches | 1.7 meters |

5 feet & 8 inches | 1.73 meters |

5 feet & 9 inches | 1.75 meters |

5 feet & 10 inches | 1.78 meters |

5 feet & 11 inches | 1.8 meters |

6 feet & 0 inches | 1.83 meters |

6 feet & 1 inches | 1.85 meters |

6 feet & 2 inches | 1.88 meters |

6 feet & 3 inches | 1.91 meters |

6 feet & 4 inches | 1.93 meters |

6 feet & 5 inches | 1.96 meters |

6 feet & 6 inches | 1.98 meters |

6 feet & 7 inches | 2.01 meters |

6 feet & 8 inches | 2.03 meters |

6 feet & 9 inches | 2.06 meters |

6 feet & 10 inches | 2.08 meters |

6 feet & 11 inches | 2.11 meters |

These charts can be a helpful reference when you need to quickly convert feet measurements to meters, or a person’s height expressed in feet & inches to meters.

## Conversion of 1 foot (ft) to other units of length

Converting 1 foot (ft) to other common measurement units of length gives us the following results:

- 1 foot (ft) = 304,800,000 nanometers (nm)
- 1 foot (ft) = 304,800 microns (µm)
- 1 foot (ft) = 304.8 millimeters (mm)
- 1 foot (ft) = 30.48 centimeters (cm)
- 1 foot (ft) = 3.048 decimeters (dm)
- 1 foot (ft) = 0.3048 meters (m)
- 1 foot (ft) = 0.0003048 kilometers (km)
- 1 foot (ft) = 12 inches (in)
- 1 foot (ft) = 0.333333 yards (yd)
- 1 foot (ft) = 0.000189394 miles (mi)
- 1 foot (ft) = 0.000164579 nautical miles (nmi)

## What is a foot (ft)?

A foot (ft) is a unit of length in the imperial and U.S. customary systems of measurement, which is a system of measurement that is based on the human body and everyday objects. A foot is equal to one-third of a yard, or 12 inches, or exactly 0.3048 meters. The imperial and customary systems are still commonly used in the United States and some other countries, but it is being increasingly replaced by the metric system.

The foot was first defined in the 13th century as the length of a man’s foot. It has been used in England since the 14th century and in the United States since the 18th century.

To provide a sense of scale, a standard doorway is usually around 6.5 feet tall, and the standard height for a basketball hoop, as stipulated by the international governing body FIBA (Fédération Internationale de Basketball), the NBA (National Basketball Association), and the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), is 10 feet (3.05 meters) above the playing surface.

## What is a meter (m)?

A meter is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), which is the modern form of the metric system. The SI is a decimal-based system of measurement that is used by most countries in the world, and it is the official system of measurement for science and engineering.

The meter was first defined in 1793 as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole along a great circle. In 1983, the meter was defined as the distance that light travels in a vacuum in exactly 1/299,792,458 seconds. In simpler terms, a meter is a unit of length that is approximately equal to 3.28 feet or 1.09 yards. It is commonly used to measure the length of objects, the distance between things, and the size of areas. The meter is widely used around the world for measuring length.

To provide a sense of scale, the height of an average person is approximately 1.7 meters, and the length of a typical car is about 4 meters.