# meters to inches

 From millimeter (mm) centimeter (cm) meter (m) kilometer (km) inch (in) foot (ft) yard (yd) mile (mi) To millimeter (mm) centimeter (cm) meter (m) kilometer (km) inch (in) foot (ft) yard (yd) mile (mi) m = ? in

This converter makes instant conversions from meters (m) to inches (in). 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.

Inch (in) 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 inches 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 inch was re-defined to be exactly 25.4 mm or 0.0254 m 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 inch, there are ≈ 39.37008 inches in a meter.

### How to convert meters to inches

Based on the definition of 1 inch being exactly 0.0254 meters, the meter to inch conversion formula is:

inch =
 m 0.0254

Thus, to convert from meters to inches, divide a value in meters by 0.0254. For example, convert 0.6 meters to inches:

0.6 m =
 0.6 0.0254
in = 23.622 in