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)?

There are 0.3048 meters in 1 foot. This conversion is based on the international foot measurement, where 1 foot is exactly equal to 0.3048 meters.

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

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

feet (ft) = meters (m) / 0.3048

For example, if you have a length of 2 meters and you want to convert it to feet, you would use the formula as follows:

feet (ft) = 2 / 0.3048

So, 2 meters are approximately equal to 6.5616798 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

Here is a conversion chart that shows common values of meters and their equivalent measurements in feet (rounded off to 2 decimal places), and their equivalent measurements in feet & inches.

MetersFeetFeet & Inches
1 m3.28 ft3 feet & 3.25 inches
2 m6.56 ft6 feet & 6.75 inches
3 m9.84 ft9 feet & 10 inches
4 m13.12 ft13 feet & 1.5 inches
5 m16.4 ft16 feet & 4.75 inches
6 m19.69 ft19 feet & 8.25 inches
7 m22.97 ft22 feet & 11.5 inches
8 m26.25 ft26 feet & 3 inches
9 m29.53 ft29 feet & 6.25 inches
10 m32.81 ft32 feet & 9.75 inches
20 m65.62 ft65 feet & 7.5 inches
30 m98.43 ft98 feet & 5 inches
40 m131.23 ft131 feet & 2.75 inches
50 m164.04 ft164 feet & 0.5 inches
60 m196.85 ft196 feet & 10.25 inches
70 m229.66 ft229 feet & 8 inches
80 m262.47 ft262 feet & 5.5 inches
90 m295.28 ft295 feet & 3.25 inches
100 m328.08 ft328 feet & 1 inches

This chart can be helpful when you need to quickly convert meter measurements to feet.

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

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

  • 1 meter (m) = 1,000,000,000 nanometers (nm)
  • 1 meter (m) = 1,000,000 microns (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 kilometers (km)
  • 1 meter (m) โ‰ˆ 39.37 inches (in)
  • 1 meter (m) โ‰ˆ 3.28 feet (ft)
  • 1 meter (m) โ‰ˆ 1.09 yards (yd)
  • 1 meter (m) โ‰ˆ 0.000621 miles (mi)
  • 1 meter (m) โ‰ˆ 0.000539 nautical miles (nmi)

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.

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 manโ€™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 (Fรฉdรฉration 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.

Understanding the conversion from feet to centimeters is essential when dealing with measurements in different systems, and it is particularly useful in various fields such as construction, architecture, and interior design. The conversion factor of 0.3048 allows for accurate transformations between these units of length.