Meters (m) to Feet (ft) Converter

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

How many meters (m) are in 1 foot (ft)? What is the formula for how to convert meters to feet (m to ft)?

1 meter (m) = 3.2808398950131 feet (ft)
So we can say that there is 3.2808398950131 feet in 1 meter.
This means that the multiplication conversion factor to convert a quantity expressed in a meter unit of measurement to an equivalent quantity expressed in a foot unit of measurement is 3.2808398950131.

Inversely (or reciprocally),

1 foot (ft) = 0.3048 meter (m)
So we can say that there is 0.3048 meter in 1 foot.
This means that the division conversion factor to convert a quantity expressed in a meter unit of measurement to an equivalent quantity expressed in a foot unit of measurement is 0.3048.

Knowing this inverse mathematical relationship between the two conversion factors and their reciprocal operations, we can derive two formulas to calculate and convert a quantity of length expressed in meters to an equivalent quantity of length expressed in feet (m to ft). Both formulas will yield the same result. The formulas are:

ft = m ร— 3.2808398950131 ย  ย โ†’ This is the formula based on the multiplication conversion factor.

and

ft = m รท 0.3048 ย  ย โ†’ This is the formula based on the division conversion factor.

A note on the meters to feet formulas based on the multiplication & division conversion factors:

For everyday manual calculations where a high degree of precision is not required, it is acceptable to use the approximations:

ft โ‰ˆ m ร— 3.3

or

ft โ‰ˆ m รท 0.3

Using the multiplication factor of 3.3 or the division factor of 0.3 provides a rough estimation that is suitable for quick calculations for converting meters to feet.

On the other hand, if a precise conversion is necessary, such as in scientific or engineering applications, it is recommended to use the more accurate multiplication factor of 0.39370078740157 or the division factor of 0.3048 to minimize rounding errors and ensure greater accuracy in the conversion from meters to feet.

For example, if you have a length of 5 meters that you want to convert to feet, you would use either of the two formulas as follows:

ft = 5 m ร— 3.2808398950131 = 16.4041994750655 ft
ft = 5 m รท 0.3048 = 16.4041994750655 ft

So, the result is the same using either formula, which is 16.4041994750655 feet.

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

Here are the formulas and steps to convert a certain length expressed in meters, such as a personโ€™s height, to feet & inches. As an example, letโ€™s use the height of NBA player Nikola Jokic who is reported to be 2.11 meters tall, and convert it to feet & inches:

  1. Convert meters to feet: Divide the number of meters by 0.3048 (since 1 foot = 0.3048 m).
2.11 meters / 0.3048 = 6.92257217847769 feet
  1. Take the number to the left of the decimal point in step 1 above, as the number of whole feet.
6 feet
  1. Take the number to the right of the decimal point in step 1 above, and convert it to inches: To do this, multiply it by 12 (since 1 foot = 12 inches).
.92257217847769 feet ร— 12 = 11.07086614173228 inches
  1. Round off the result in step 3 to get the number of inches as a whole number.
11.07086614173228 inches is rounded off to 11 inches
  1. Combine the number of whole feet (in step 2) and inches (in step 4) to get Nikola Jokicโ€™s height in feet & inches.
6 feet & 11 inches

Meters (m) to feet (ft) conversion chart

To save you time and effort spent on having to perform manual calculations or look up conversion formulas every time a conversion from meters to feet (or to the combined mixed format of feet & inches) is needed, here is a meters-to-feet conversion chart for your quick and easy reference. This conversion chart (or conversion table) shows common measurement values of length in meters and their equivalent measurement values in feet. These equivalent measurement values may be rounded off to 1 or 2 decimal places when it is mathematically expedient for everyday applications.

meters (m)feet (ft)feet & inches (ft & in)
1 m3.28 ft3 ft & 3 in
2 m6.56 ft6 ft & 7 in
3 m9.84 ft9 ft & 10 in
4 m13.12 ft13 ft & 1 in
5 m16.40 ft16 ft & 5 in
6 m19.69 ft19 ft & 8 in
7 m22.97 ft22 ft & 12 in
8 m26.25 ft26 ft & 3 in
9 m29.53 ft29 ft & 6 in
10 m32.81 ft32 ft & 10 in
11 m36.09 ft36 ft & 1 in
12 m39.37 ft39 ft & 4 in
13 m42.65 ft42 ft & 8 in
14 m45.93 ft45 ft & 11 in
15 m49.21 ft49 ft & 3 in
16 m52.49 ft52 ft & 6 in
17 m55.77 ft55 ft & 9 in
18 m59.06 ft59 ft & 1 in
19 m62.34 ft62 ft & 4 in
20 m65.62 ft65 ft & 7 in
21 m68.90 ft68 ft & 11 in
22 m72.18 ft72 ft & 2 in
23 m75.46 ft75 ft & 6 in
24 m78.74 ft78 ft & 9 in
25 m82.02 ft82 ft & 0 in
26 m85.30 ft85 ft & 4 in
27 m88.58 ft88 ft & 7 in
28 m91.86 ft91 ft & 10 in
29 m95.14 ft95 ft & 2 in
30 m98.43 ft98 ft & 5 in
31 m101.71 ft101 ft & 8 in
32 m104.99 ft104 ft & 12 in
33 m108.27 ft108 ft & 3 in
34 m111.55 ft111 ft & 7 in
35 m114.83 ft114 ft & 10 in
36 m118.11 ft118 ft & 1 in
37 m121.39 ft121 ft & 5 in
38 m124.67 ft124 ft & 8 in
39 m127.95 ft127 ft & 11 in
40 m131.23 ft131 ft & 3 in
41 m134.51 ft134 ft & 6 in
42 m137.80 ft137 ft & 10 in
43 m141.08 ft141 ft & 1 in
44 m144.36 ft144 ft & 4 in
45 m147.64 ft147 ft & 8 in
46 m150.92 ft150 ft & 11 in
47 m154.20 ft154 ft & 2 in
48 m157.48 ft157 ft & 6 in
49 m160.76 ft160 ft & 9 in
50 m164.04 ft164 ft & 1 in
51 m167.32 ft167 ft & 4 in
52 m170.60 ft170 ft & 7 in
53 m173.88 ft173 ft & 11 in
54 m177.17 ft177 ft & 2 in
55 m180.45 ft180 ft & 5 in
56 m183.73 ft183 ft & 9 in
57 m187.01 ft187 ft & 0 in
58 m190.29 ft190 ft & 3 in
59 m193.57 ft193 ft & 7 in
60 m196.85 ft196 ft & 10 in
61 m200.13 ft200 ft & 2 in
62 m203.41 ft203 ft & 5 in
63 m206.69 ft206 ft & 8 in
64 m209.97 ft209 ft & 12 in
65 m213.25 ft213 ft & 3 in
66 m216.54 ft216 ft & 6 in
67 m219.82 ft219 ft & 10 in
68 m223.10 ft223 ft & 1 in
69 m226.38 ft226 ft & 5 in
70 m229.66 ft229 ft & 8 in
71 m232.94 ft232 ft & 11 in
72 m236.22 ft236 ft & 3 in
73 m239.50 ft239 ft & 6 in
74 m242.78 ft242 ft & 9 in
75 m246.06 ft246 ft & 1 in
76 m249.34 ft249 ft & 4 in
77 m252.62 ft252 ft & 7 in
78 m255.91 ft255 ft & 11 in
79 m259.19 ft259 ft & 2 in
80 m262.47 ft262 ft & 6 in
81 m265.75 ft265 ft & 9 in
82 m269.03 ft269 ft & 0 in
83 m272.31 ft272 ft & 4 in
84 m275.59 ft275 ft & 7 in
85 m278.87 ft278 ft & 10 in
86 m282.15 ft282 ft & 2 in
87 m285.43 ft285 ft & 5 in
88 m288.71 ft288 ft & 9 in
89 m291.99 ft291 ft & 12 in
90 m295.28 ft295 ft & 3 in
91 m298.56 ft298 ft & 7 in
92 m301.84 ft301 ft & 10 in
93 m305.12 ft305 ft & 1 in
94 m308.40 ft308 ft & 5 in
95 m311.68 ft311 ft & 8 in
96 m314.96 ft314 ft & 12 in
97 m318.24 ft318 ft & 3 in
98 m321.52 ft321 ft & 6 in
99 m324.80 ft324 ft & 10 in
100 m328.08 ft328 ft & 1 in
meters (m)feet (ft)feet & inches (ft & in)
101 m331.36 ft331 ft & 4 in
102 m334.65 ft334 ft & 8 in
103 m337.93 ft337 ft & 11 in
104 m341.21 ft341 ft & 2 in
105 m344.49 ft344 ft & 6 in
106 m347.77 ft347 ft & 9 in
107 m351.05 ft351 ft & 1 in
108 m354.33 ft354 ft & 4 in
109 m357.61 ft357 ft & 7 in
110 m360.89 ft360 ft & 11 in
111 m364.17 ft364 ft & 2 in
112 m367.45 ft367 ft & 5 in
113 m370.73 ft370 ft & 9 in
114 m374.02 ft374 ft & 0 in
115 m377.30 ft377 ft & 4 in
116 m380.58 ft380 ft & 7 in
117 m383.86 ft383 ft & 10 in
118 m387.14 ft387 ft & 2 in
119 m390.42 ft390 ft & 5 in
120 m393.70 ft393 ft & 8 in
121 m396.98 ft396 ft & 12 in
122 m400.26 ft400 ft & 3 in
123 m403.54 ft403 ft & 7 in
124 m406.82 ft406 ft & 10 in
125 m410.10 ft410 ft & 1 in
126 m413.39 ft413 ft & 5 in
127 m416.67 ft416 ft & 8 in
128 m419.95 ft419 ft & 11 in
129 m423.23 ft423 ft & 3 in
130 m426.51 ft426 ft & 6 in
131 m429.79 ft429 ft & 9 in
132 m433.07 ft433 ft & 1 in
133 m436.35 ft436 ft & 4 in
134 m439.63 ft439 ft & 8 in
135 m442.91 ft442 ft & 11 in
136 m446.19 ft446 ft & 2 in
137 m449.48 ft449 ft & 6 in
138 m452.76 ft452 ft & 9 in
139 m456.04 ft456 ft & 0 in
140 m459.32 ft459 ft & 4 in
141 m462.60 ft462 ft & 7 in
142 m465.88 ft465 ft & 11 in
143 m469.16 ft469 ft & 2 in
144 m472.44 ft472 ft & 5 in
145 m475.72 ft475 ft & 9 in
146 m479.00 ft479 ft & 0 in
147 m482.28 ft482 ft & 3 in
148 m485.56 ft485 ft & 7 in
149 m488.85 ft488 ft & 10 in
150 m492.13 ft492 ft & 2 in
151 m495.41 ft495 ft & 5 in
152 m498.69 ft498 ft & 8 in
153 m501.97 ft501 ft & 12 in
154 m505.25 ft505 ft & 3 in
155 m508.53 ft508 ft & 6 in
156 m511.81 ft511 ft & 10 in
157 m515.09 ft515 ft & 1 in
158 m518.37 ft518 ft & 4 in
159 m521.65 ft521 ft & 8 in
160 m524.93 ft524 ft & 11 in
161 m528.22 ft528 ft & 3 in
162 m531.50 ft531 ft & 6 in
163 m534.78 ft534 ft & 9 in
164 m538.06 ft538 ft & 1 in
165 m541.34 ft541 ft & 4 in
166 m544.62 ft544 ft & 7 in
167 m547.90 ft547 ft & 11 in
168 m551.18 ft551 ft & 2 in
169 m554.46 ft554 ft & 6 in
170 m557.74 ft557 ft & 9 in
171 m561.02 ft561 ft & 0 in
172 m564.30 ft564 ft & 4 in
173 m567.59 ft567 ft & 7 in
174 m570.87 ft570 ft & 10 in
175 m574.15 ft574 ft & 2 in
176 m577.43 ft577 ft & 5 in
177 m580.71 ft580 ft & 9 in
178 m583.99 ft583 ft & 12 in
179 m587.27 ft587 ft & 3 in
180 m590.55 ft590 ft & 7 in
181 m593.83 ft593 ft & 10 in
182 m597.11 ft597 ft & 1 in
183 m600.39 ft600 ft & 5 in
184 m603.67 ft603 ft & 8 in
185 m606.96 ft606 ft & 11 in
186 m610.24 ft610 ft & 3 in
187 m613.52 ft613 ft & 6 in
188 m616.80 ft616 ft & 10 in
189 m620.08 ft620 ft & 1 in
190 m623.36 ft623 ft & 4 in
191 m626.64 ft626 ft & 8 in
192 m629.92 ft629 ft & 11 in
193 m633.20 ft633 ft & 2 in
194 m636.48 ft636 ft & 6 in
195 m639.76 ft639 ft & 9 in
196 m643.04 ft643 ft & 1 in
197 m646.33 ft646 ft & 4 in
198 m649.61 ft649 ft & 7 in
199 m652.89 ft652 ft & 11 in
200 m656.17 ft656 ft & 2 in

Conversion of 1 meter (m) to other units of length

Here is a reference list providing a conversion of 1 meter (m) to its equivalent values in various units of length, both metric and imperial:

  • 1 meter (m) = 1,000,000,000 nanometers (nm)
  • 1 meter (m) = 1,000,000 micrometers (ยตm)
  • 1 meter (m) = 1,000 millimeters (mm)
  • 1 meter (m) = 100 centimeters (cm)
  • 1 meter (m) = 10 decimeters (dm)
  • 1 meter (m) = 0.001 kilometer (km)
  • 1 meter (m) = 39.370078740157 inches (in)
  • 1 meter (m) = 3.2808398950131 feet (ft)
  • 1 meter (m) = 1.0936132983377 yards (yd)
  • 1 meter (m) = 0.00062137119223733 mile (mi)
  • 1 meter (m) = 0.00053995680345572 nautical mile (nmi)

What is a meter (m)?

Definition of meter: The meter is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), commonly known as the metric system. A meter is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 seconds. It is widely used globally as the standard unit for measuring length.

The abbreviation for meter is m.

What is a foot (ft)?

Definition of foot: A foot is an imperial and US customary unit of length equivalent to 12 inches or 0.3048 meters. It is commonly used in the United States and the United Kingdom for measuring height, furniture dimensions and some sports distances.

The abbreviation for foot is ft.

The informal symbol for foot is represented by a single prime (โ€ฒ) or single quote (โ€˜). For example, 6 feet can be written as 6โ€ฒ.