feet to meters

ft = ? m

This converter makes instant conversions from feet (ft) to meters (m). It also provides the conversion steps. To use the converter, please provide a value in the input field. The converter will begin making conversions as the values are being typed in.

Foot (ft) is a unit of length in the United States (US) customary systems of measurement as well as in the British imperial system. One foot comprises 12 inches and one yard comprises three feet.

Meter (m) is the primary unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). It was defined as the length of the path travelled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.

How many meters in a foot?

The basis of many units of measurement have changed over the course of history as well as location. During the 1950s and 1960s, the definition of the foot was re-defined to be exactly 0.3048 meters based on the international yard, which has its basis in the metric system. The adoption of this new definition of the inch took some time, but it is the definition that is still used today. Based on this definition of the foot, there are 0.3048 meters in a foot.

How to convert feet to meters

Based on the definition of 1 foot being exactly 0.3048 meters, the foot to meter conversion formula is:

meter = 0.3048 × foot

Thus, to convert from feet to meters, multiply a value in feet by 0.3048. For example, convert 15 feet to meters:

15 ft = 15 × 0.3048 m = 4.572 m

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