Meters to Feet and Inches Converter (m to ft & in) - Inch Calculator (2024)

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1 m = 3.28084 ft
1 m = 3' 3 3/8"

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To convert a measurement in meters to a measurement in feet, multiply the length by the following conversion ratio: 3.28084 feet/meter.

Since one meter is equal to 3.28084 feet, you can use this simple formula to convert:

feet = meters × 3.28084

The length in feet is equal to the length in meters multiplied by 3.28084.

For example, here's how to convert 5 meters to feet using the formula above.

feet = (5 m × 3.28084) = 16.404199'

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How Many Feet Are in a Meter?

There are 3.28084 feet in a meter, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 m = 3.28084'

Meters and feet are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Meter?

According to the most recent 2019 definition, the meter is defined as the distance traveled by light in vacuum during a time interval with a duration of 1/299,792,458 of a second.[1] One meter is equal to 100 centimeters, 3.28084 feet, or 39.37 inches.

The meter, or metre, is the SI base unit for length in the metric system. Meters can be abbreviated as m; for example, 1 meter can be written as 1 m.

Learn more about meters.

What Is a Foot?

The foot is a unit of length measurement equal to 12 inches or 1/3 of a yard.Because the international yard is legally defined to be equal to exactly 0.9144 meters, one foot is equal to 0.3048 meters.[2]

The foot is a US customary and imperial unit of length. Feet can be abbreviated as ft; for example, 1 foot can be written as 1 ft.

Feet can also be denoted using the symbol, otherwise known as a prime, though a single-quote (') is often used instead of the prime symbol for convenience.Using the prime symbol, 1 ft can be written as 1′.

Measurements in feet are most commonly taken using either a standard 12" ruler or a tape measure, though there are many other measuring devices available.Feet are sometimes referred to as linear feet, which are simply a measurement of length in feet.

You might be interested in our feet and inches calculator, which can add feet with other units of measurement such as inches, centimeters, or meters.

Learn more about feet.

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center.Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or a combination of both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs.

Need a ruler? Try our free downloadable and printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.

Meter to Foot Conversion Table

Chart showing length measurements in meters converted to feet
MetersFeet (decimal)Feet & Inches
1 m3.2808 ft3' 3 3/8"
2 m6.5617 ft6' 6 47/64"
3 m9.8425 ft9' 10 7/64"
4 m13.12 ft13' 1 31/64"
5 m16.4 ft16' 4 27/32"
6 m19.69 ft19' 8 7/32"
7 m22.97 ft22' 11 19/32"
8 m26.25 ft26' 2 61/64"
9 m29.53 ft29' 6 21/64"
10 m32.81 ft32' 9 45/64"
11 m36.09 ft36' 1 5/64"
12 m39.37 ft39' 4 7/16"
13 m42.65 ft42' 7 13/16"
14 m45.93 ft45' 11 3/16"
15 m49.21 ft49' 2 35/64"
16 m52.49 ft52' 5 59/64"
17 m55.77 ft55' 9 19/64"
18 m59.06 ft59' 0 21/32"
19 m62.34 ft62' 4 1/32"
20 m65.62 ft65' 7 13/32"
21 m68.9 ft68' 10 49/64"
22 m72.18 ft72' 2 9/64"
23 m75.46 ft75' 5 33/64"
24 m78.74 ft78' 8 7/8"
25 m82.02 ft82' 0 1/4"
26 m85.3 ft85' 3 5/8"
27 m88.58 ft88' 6 63/64"
28 m91.86 ft91' 10 23/64"
29 m95.14 ft95' 1 47/64"
30 m98.43 ft98' 5 7/64"
31 m101.71 ft101' 8 15/32"
32 m104.99 ft104' 11 27/32"
33 m108.27 ft108' 3 7/32"
34 m111.55 ft111' 6 37/64"
35 m114.83 ft114' 9 61/64"
36 m118.11 ft118' 1 21/64"
37 m121.39 ft121' 4 11/16"
38 m124.67 ft124' 8 1/16"
39 m127.95 ft127' 11 7/16"
40 m131.23 ft131' 2 51/64"

References

  1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/documents/20126/41483022/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdf
  2. National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Survey Foot: Revised Unit Conversion Factors, https://www.nist.gov/pml/us-surveyfoot/revised-unit-conversion-factors

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