meters to feet
This converter makes instant conversions from meters (m) to feet (ft). 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.
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.
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.
How many feet in a meter?
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 ≈ 3.2808399 feet in a meter.
How to convert meters to feet
Based on the definition of 1 foot being exactly 0.3048 meters, the meter to foot conversion formula is:
Thus, to convert from meters to feet, divide a value in meters by 0.3048. For example, convert 1.5 meters to feet:
|1.5 m =||
|ft = 4.921 ft|