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Convert feet to meters, meters to feet

Convert feet to meters

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Convert meters to feet

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How to convert feet to meters : Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert feet to meters". Enter a value in the feet field and click on the "Calculate meters" button. Your answer will appear in the meters field.

How to convert meters to feet : Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert meters to feet". Enter a value in the meters field and click on the "Calculate feet" button. Your answer will appear in the feet field.

Conversion Formulas

Let's take a closer look at the conversion formulas so that you can do these conversions yourself with a calculator or with an old-fashioned pencil and paper.

The formula to convert from feet to meters is:

m = ft x 0.3048

The formula to convert from meters to feet is:

ft = m x 3.2808399

Conversion Examples

Next, let's look at some examples showing the work and calculations that are involved in converting between feet (ft) and meters (m).

Feet to Meter Conversion Example

Task: Convert 5 feet to meters (show work)

Formula:
ft x 0.3048 = m

Calculations:
5 ft x 0.3048 = 1.524 m

Result:
5 ft is equal to 1.524 m

Meter to Feet Conversion Example

Task: Convert 2.5 meters to feet (show work)

Formula:
m x 3.2808399 = ft

Calculations:
2.5 m x 3.2808399 = 8.20209975 ft

Result:
2.5 m is equal to 8.20209975 ft

Conversion Tables

For quick reference purposes, below are conversion tables that you can use to convert from feet to m, and m to feet.

Feet to Meters Conversion Chart

feet (ft) meters (m)
1 ft0.3048 m
2 ft0.6096 m
3 ft0.9144 m
4 ft1.2192 m
5 ft1.524 m
6 ft1.8288 m
7 ft2.1336 m
8 ft2.4384 m
9 ft2.7432 m
10 ft3.048 m
15 ft4.572 m
20 ft6.096 m
25 ft7.62 m
30 ft9.144 m
35 ft10.668 m
40 ft12.192 m
45 ft13.716 m
50 ft15.24 m
100 ft30.48 m
1,000 ft304.8 m

Meters to Feet Conversion Chart

meters (m) feet (ft)
1 m3.2808399 ft
2 m6.5616798 ft
3 m9.8425197 ft
4 m13.1233596 ft
5 m16.4041995 ft
6 m19.6850394 ft
7 m22.9658793 ft
8 m26.2467192 ft
9 m29.5275591 ft
10 m32.808399 ft
15 m49.2125985 ft
20 m65.616798 ft
25 m82.0209975 ft
30 m98.425197 ft
35 m114.8293965 ft
40 m131.233596 ft
45 m147.6377955 ft
50 m164.041995 ft
100 m328.08399 ft
1,000 m3,280.8399 ft

Conversion Definitions

The following is a list of definitions relating to conversions between feet and meters.

What is a foot (ft)?

A foot is a unit of length in both US Customary Units as well as the Imperial System. The symbol for foot is ft or '. There are 12 inches in a foot.

What is a meter (m)?

A meter is a unit of length in the Metric System. The symbol for meter is m. There are 1,000 meters in a kilometer. The International spelling is metre.

How many feet in a meter?

There are 3.2808399 feet in a meter.

How many meters in a foot?

There are 0.3048 meters in a foot.

Understanding the Length Units

This table provides a summary of the Length units within their respective measurement systems.

Unit Symbol Measurement System Description
inches in or " US Customary Units/Imperial System  
feet ft or ' US Customary Units/Imperial System 1 foot = 12 inches
yards yd US Customary Units/Imperial System 1 yard = 3 feet
miles mi US Customary Units/Imperial System 1 mile = 1760 yards or 5280 feet
millimeter mm Metric System 1000 mm = 1 m
centimeter cm Metric System 100 cm = 1 m, 1 cm = 10 mm
decimeter dm Metric System 10 dm = 1 m, 1 dm = 10 cm
meter m Metric System 1 m = 1000 mm, 100 cm, 10 dm
kilometer km Metric System 1 km = 1000 m