Feet to Meters Conversion

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1 ft = 0.3048 m
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How to Convert Feet to Meters

conversion scale showing feet and equivalent meters length values

To convert a foot measurement to a meter measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One foot is equal to 0.3048 meters, so use this simple formula to convert:

meters = feet × 0.3048

The length in meters is equal to the feet multiplied by 0.3048.

For example, here's how to convert 5 feet to meters using the formula above.
5' = (5 × 0.3048) = 1.524 m

Our inch fraction calculator can add feet and meters together, and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial, and SI metric values.

Feet and meters are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

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.[1]

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.

Meters

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.[2] 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.

Need a ruler? Try our free downloadable and printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.

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

References

  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Survey Foot: Revised Unit Conversion Factors, https://www.nist.gov/pml/us-surveyfoot/revised-unit-conversion-factors
  2. International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/utils/common/pdf/si-brochure/SI-Brochure-9.pdf