Convert Feet to Meters

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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.


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 know as a prime, though a single-quote (') is often used instead of the prime symbol for convenience. Using the prime, 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 is simply the value of a length in feet, learn more.

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


The meter is defined as the distance light travels in 1/299,792,458 of a second in a vacuum, according to the most recent 1983 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.

If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.

Foot Measurements and Equivalent Meter Conversions

Common foot values converted to the equivalent meter value
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


  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Survey Foot: Revised Unit Conversion Factors,

More Foot Length Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Miles
1' is equal to 0.000189 miles
Convert to Yards
1' is equal to 0.333333 yards
Convert to Inches
1' is equal to 12 inches
SI Units
Convert to Kilometers
1' is equal to 0.000305 kilometers
Convert to Centimeters
1' is equal to 30.48 centimeters
Convert to Millimeters
1' is equal to 304.8 millimeters
Convert to Micrometers
1' is equal to 304,800 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers
1' is equal to 304,800,000 nanometers