# Meters to Feet Converter

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## Conversion Table

 meters to feet m ft 1 m 3.2808 ft 2 m 6.5617 ft 3 m 9.8425 ft 4 m 13.1234 ft 5 m 16.4042 ft 6 m 19.685 ft 7 m 22.9659 ft 8 m 26.2467 ft 9 m 29.5276 ft 10 m 32.8084 ft 11 m 36.0892 ft 12 m 39.3701 ft 13 m 42.6509 ft 14 m 45.9318 ft 15 m 49.2126 ft 16 m 52.4934 ft 17 m 55.7743 ft 18 m 59.0551 ft 19 m 62.336 ft 20 m 65.6168 ft

## How to convert

1 meter (m) = 3.28084 foot (ft). Meter (m) is a unit of Length used in Metric system. Foot (ft) is a unit of Length used in Standard system.

## Meter - Unit of Distance / Length

Unit Symbol / Abbreviation: m

Where the unit used in the World:

The meter is used as a unit to measure medium distances or lengths.
It's a standard measure for short distances (up to 1 km long), in real estate and construction, supply materials, vehicle and aircraft dimensions, short geographical distances and directions in most countries excluding the USA where foot and yard are still widely used for this purpose.
The meter is widely used in most countries and is the official unit for medium lengths and distances (for example, road signs in continental Europe show maximum vehicle hight in meters). Primary exceptions are the United States of America, and some countries where feet and yards are used in limited extent: the United Kingdom and Canada, where the yard remains in limited use as a part of imperial system (for example, yards are used on road signs for shorter distances in the United Kingdom and feet are widely used in construction and real estate in Canada).

Definition of the Unit:

The meter (metre in UK spelling) is a unit of length/distance in the metric system (SI Unit system) equivalent to the length of the path travelled by light during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second (in vacuum, defined since 1983).

1 m is equivalent to 3.28084 ft or 0.000621371 miles.

History of the Unit:

As a result of the French Revolution in 1789, the old units of measure that were associated with the monarchy were replaced by the new units. The new unit of length was introduced which became known as the meter. In 1795 the meter was defined as 1/10,000,000 part of the quarter of a meridian, passing through Paris. The meter gained popularity in continental Europe during the nineteenth century, particularly in scientific field, and was officially adopted as an international measurement unit in 1875. In 1960 the meter was defined as 1,650,763.73 wavelengths of light from a specified transition in krypton-86. In 1983 the final definition of meter was accepted as length of the path travelled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.

Where it's used:

The meter is commonly used in different trades and industries (for examle in machinery manufacturing), on road signs to indicate vehicle hight limits, the distance to short travel to a given location (for example in automotive GPS navigation voice prompts), on maps to indicate small scale, for vehicle, vessels and aircragt dimensions in industry and trade. It is also the most popular unit for describing the retail estate distances and measurements (room sizes, floor measurements and so on).

Equivalents in other units and scales:

• 1 m = 1000 millimeters (mm)
• 1 m = 100 centimeters (cm)
• 1 m = 10 decimeters (dm)
• 1 m = 0.001 kilometers (km)
• 1 m = 3.28084 feet (ft)
• 1 megameter = 1000000 m
• 1 gigameter = 1000000000 m
• Units of length in the metric SI system are based on multiples or fractions of a meter.
• There are measurements of length/distance in the metric SI system greater than a meter that can be expressed in terms of metres.

1 m is equivalent to 3.28084 ft or 1.09361 yd.

The meter is a unit of length in the metric SI system and is equivalent to the length of the path travelled by light during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second (in vacuum, defined since 1983).

Meters also can be marked as metres (in British English spelling).

## Foot: A Unit of Length Used in the US Customary System

The foot (ft) is a unit of length used in the US customary system, which is one of the systems of measurement used in the United States and some other countries. The foot is equal to 12 inches or 0.3048 meter. The foot is also a derived unit in the imperial system, which is the official system of measurement for the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth countries. The symbol for foot is ft or ′. The foot is used for measuring short distances and dimensions, such as the height of a person or the width of a door. The foot is named after the human foot, which was used as a standard of measurement in ancient times. In this article, we will explore the definition, history, usage and conversion of the foot as a unit of length.

## Definition of Foot

The foot is a unit of length that is equal to 12 inches. It is defined as 0.3048 meter by international agreement in 1959. One inch is equal to 25.4 millimeters.

The definition of the foot has changed over time, as different standards and methods of measurement were developed by various countries and organizations. The current definition of the foot as based on the meter was agreed upon by an international treaty in 1959.

## History of Foot

The origin of the foot as a unit of length can be traced back to ancient times, when it was used as a measure of length based on the human body. The word foot comes from the Old English word fot, which was derived from the Proto-Germanic word fotuz. It referred to the length of a human foot, which was about 280 millimeters.

The foot was also used as a measure of length by other civilizations, such as the Romans, who used it as one-sixteenth of a Roman pace or passus. The Roman foot was about 296 millimeters.

The foot was adopted by other countries that followed the English system of measurement, such as the United States and Canada. It was also incorporated into the imperial system, which was established by an act of Parliament in 1824. The imperial system was based on seven base units that could be derived from natural and traditional units. The foot remained as a derived unit in the imperial system, but it was no longer recommended for use in scientific and technical fields.

## Where Foot is Used

The foot is a unit of length that is used for measuring short distances and dimensions, such as the height of a person or the width of a door.

The foot is commonly used in everyday life, especially in countries that follow the US customary system. Some examples are:

• Measuring the size and shape of objects and tools.
• The construction industry uses foot as a unit of measurement for various purposes, such as planning, designing, building, and estimating.
• The aviation industry uses foot as a unit of measurement for altitude (the height above sea level) and flight level.
• The surveying industry uses foot as a unit of measurement for land area and distance.
• The construction industry uses foot as a unit of measurement for various purposes, such as planning, designing, building, and estimating materials and costs.

## Foot Equivalents in Other Units and Scales

The foot (ft) is a unit of length used in the US customary system, which is one of the systems of measurement used in the United States and some other countries. The foot is equal to 12 inches or 0.3048 meter. The foot is also a derived unit in the imperial system, which is the official system of measurement for the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth countries. The symbol for foot is ft or ′. The foot is used for measuring short distances and dimensions, such as the height of a person or the width of a door. The foot is named after the human foot, which was used as a standard of measurement in ancient times.

In this article, we will explore how to convert foot to other units of length in the US customary system and the SI system. We will also provide 10 examples of conversion for each system.

## How to Convert Foot to Other Units of Length in the US Customary System

The US customary system is a system of measurement that uses units such as inch, yard, mile, ounce, pound, gallon, etc. The US customary system is based on the English system of measurement that was used before the adoption of the metric system.

To convert foot to other units of length in the US customary system, we need to know the relationship between foot and other units. Here are some common units and their equivalent values in feet:

• 1 inch = 1/12 foot
• 1 yard = 3 feet
• 1 mile = 5280 feet
• 1 fathom = 6 feet
• 1 rod = 16.5 feet
• To convert foot to any of these units, we need to multiply or divide by the appropriate factor. For example, to convert 10 feet to inches, we need to multiply by 12:

10 feet x 12 = 120 inches

To convert 10 feet to miles, we need to divide by 5280:

10 feet / 5280 = 0.00189 miles

To convert 10 feet to fathoms, we need to divide by 6:

10 feet / 6 = 1.667 fathoms

To convert 10 feet to rods, we need to divide by 16.5:

10 feet / 16.5 = 0.606 rods

## How to Convert Foot to Other Units of Length in the SI System

The SI system (or International System of Units) is a system of measurement that uses units such as meter, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, mole, candela, etc. The SI system is based on the metric system that was developed in France in the late 18th century.

To convert foot to other units of length in the SI system, we need to know the relationship between foot and meter. The meter is the base unit of length in the SI system and it is defined as “the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299792458 seconds.” One foot is equal to 0.3048 meters.

To convert foot to any other unit of length in the SI system, we need to multiply or divide by the appropriate power of ten and add a prefix. Here are some common units and their equivalent values in meters:

• 1 kilometer = 1000 meters
• 1 centimeter = 0.01 meter
• 1 millimeter = 0.001 meter
• 1 micrometer = 0.000001 meter
• 1 nanometer = 0.000000001 meter
• To convert foot to any of these units, we need to multiply by the appropriate factor and add a prefix.

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