How to Convert Meters Into Feet

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Inches, meters, feet, centimeters -- some rulers show both.
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Believe it or not, only Burma, Liberia, and the United States are the only countries that have not officially adopted the metric system as their unit of measurement. Since the 1960s the international system of units, or SI for the French term "systeme international," has been the internationally recognized standard metric system. Metric units are widely used around the world for personal, commercial and scientific purposes. There is a simple way of converting from meters into feet.


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Step 1

Know the basics. The basic unit of distance measurement under the English system is feet and under the metric system it is meters. Each foot has 12 inches and 1 meter has 100 centimeters.

Step 2

Know their equivalents. Since their smallest units of measurement are in inches and centimeters, the number of centimeters in 1 inch is the only figure you'll need to remember to make a conversion. There are 2.54 centimeters in 1inch.

Step 3

Multiply the number of meters by 100 then divide the answer by 2.54 to convert meters into feet. The resulting answer is the measurement in inches.


Step 4

Multiply the number of inches by 2.54 and you will get its equivalent in centimeters. Divide the number of centimeters by 100 and you'll get the answer in meters.


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