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## What is Foot/Feet?

The foot is a unit of linear length measure equal to 12 inches or 1/3 of a yard. Because the international yard is legally defined to be equal to exactly 0.9144 meters, one foot is equal to 0.3048 meters.

The foot is a US customary and imperial unit of length. Feet can be abbreviated as ft; for example, 1 foot can be written as 1 ft.

Feet can also be denoted using the ′ symbol, otherwise known as a prime, though a single-quote (') is often used instead of the prime symbol for convenience. Using the prime symbol, 1 ft can be written as 1′.

The foot is most commonly measured using either a standard 12" ruler or a tape measure, though there are many other measuring devices available. Feet are sometimes referred to as linear feet, which are simply the measurement of length in feet.

You might be interested in our feet and inches calculator, which can add feet with inches, centimeters, or meters.

## What is Meter? Photo thoughtco

The meter is defined as the length of the path traveled by light in vacuum during a time interval with a duration of 1/299,792,458 of a second, according to the most recent 2019 definition. One meter is equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches.

The meter, or metre, is the SI base unit for length in the metric system. Meters can be abbreviated as m; for example, 1 meter can be written as 1 m.

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs.

## How to Convert Feet to Meters

To convert a foot measurement to a meter measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio.

Since one foot is equal to 0.3048 meters, you can use this simple formula to convert:

meters = feet × 0.3048

The length in meters is equal to the feet multiplied by 0.3048. Photo Cuemath
 For example, here's how to convert 5 feet to meters using the formula above. 5' = (5 × 0.3048) = 1.524 m

Tips: Don't forget to account for inch-measurements. In the real world, it's fairly common that you'll hear distances described not as a whole number foot value (1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.), but as some combination of feet and inches (20 feet and 11 inches, etc.). In cases where you must convert a distance in feet and inches to meters, simply divide the inches provided by 12 to find the equivalent number of feet (for fewer that 12 inches, this number will be less than 1.) Then, add this to your foot value and convert to meters as you normally would.

• Let's say that we want to convert our height to meters, but we're not 6 feet tall this time. Instead, we're 5 feet 10 inches. We would solve as follows:
• 10 / 12 = .84
• 5 + .84 = 5.84 feet total
• 5.84 / 3.28 = 1.78 meters
• You can also account for inches by turning your foot value into a fraction. 5 feet and 10 inches can be though of as 5 10/12 feet because there are 12 inches in 1 foot. Simply multiply 5 by the denominator (12) and add it to the numerator (10) to get one tidy fraction:
• 5 10/12
• ((5 × 12) + 10) / 12 = 70/12 feet.
• Note that 70/12 = 5.84 - the same value as obtained above. So 70/12 × 0.3048 = 1.78 meters as well.

## Foot to Meter Conversion Table

Foot measurements converted to meters

Feet

Meters

1'

0.3048 m

2'

0.6096 m

3'

0.9144 m

4'

1.2192 m

5'

1.524 m

6'

1.8288 m

7'

2.1336 m

8'

2.4384 m

9'

2.7432 m

10'

3.048 m

11'

3.3528 m

12'

3.6576 m

13'

3.9624 m

14'

4.2672 m

15'

4.572 m

16'

4.8768 m

17'

5.1816 m

18'

5.4864 m

19'

5.7912 m

20'

6.096 m

21'

6.4008 m

22'

6.7056 m

23'

7.0104 m

24'

7.3152 m

25'

7.62 m

26'

7.9248 m

27'

8.2296 m

28'

8.5344 m

29'

8.8392 m

30'

9.144 m

31'

9.4488 m

32'

9.7536 m

33'

10.06 m

34'

10.36 m

35'

10.67 m

36'

10.97 m

37'

11.28 m

38'

11.58 m

39'

11.89 m

40'

12.19 m

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