Convert Feet to Meters
Learn How to Convert Feet to Meters Using our Conversion Formula
Converting a foot length measurement to a meter measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A foot is equal to 0.3048 meters, so to convert simply multiply by 0.3048.
For example, 5' = (5 × 0.3048) = 1.524m.
Our inch fraction calculator can add feet and meters together and it also automatically converts the results to both imperial and metric values.
Feet and meters are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. A foot is an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as ft, for example 1ft. A meter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as m, for example 1m. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.
The meter is the primary unit of length in the metric system. It's equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches. Internationally it is actually spelled metre. It was first defined 1793 as 1/10,000,000 the length from the equator to the North Pole. The current definition of a meter, adopted in 1983, is the distance light travels in 1/299,792,458 seconds and was adopted to in 1983.
The foot has been used throughout history to measure length but the actual length varied. In the US it has always been equal to 12 inches and 1/3 of a yard. The standard 12" ruler can be used to measure a foot. In 1959 the world agreed that the yard would be equal to .9144 meters, hence a foot is equal to .3048 meters. In some cases you may need a linear footage measurement, which is simply the value of a length in feet, learn more.
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.
More Length Conversions
- Convert to Miles Length
- 1' is equal to 0.000189 miles
- Convert to Yards Length
- 1' is equal to 0.333333 yards
- Convert to Inches Length
- 1' is equal to 12 inches
- Convert to Kilometers Length
- 1' is equal to 0.000305 kilometers
- Convert to Centimeters Length
- 1' is equal to 30.48 centimeters
- Convert to Millimeters Length
- 1' is equal to 304.8 millimeters
- Convert to Micrometers Length
- 1' is equal to 304,800 micrometers
- Convert to Nanometers Length
- 1' is equal to 304,800,000 nanometers
Foot Measurements and Equivalent Meter Conversions