Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

Convert Feet to Meters

Convert from feet to meters with this simple formula:
meters = feet × 0.3048
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1 Foot = 0.3048 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.

A typical ruler has 12", equal to 1'.

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.

feet and meters are units used to measure length
Convert Meters to Feet

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1' is equal to 0.000189 miles
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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

Common foot values converted to the equivalent meter value
Feet Meters Feet Meters Feet Meters
1' 0.3048 21' 6.4008 41' 12.5
2' 0.6096 22' 6.7056 42' 12.8
3' 0.9144 23' 7.0104 43' 13.11
4' 1.2192 24' 7.3152 44' 13.41
5' 1.524 25' 7.62 45' 13.72
6' 1.8288 26' 7.9248 46' 14.02
7' 2.1336 27' 8.2296 47' 14.33
8' 2.4384 28' 8.5344 48' 14.63
9' 2.7432 29' 8.8392 49' 14.94
10' 3.048 30' 9.144 50' 15.24
11' 3.3528 31' 9.4488 51' 15.54
12' 3.6576 32' 9.7536 52' 15.85
13' 3.9624 33' 10.06 53' 16.15
14' 4.2672 34' 10.36 54' 16.46
15' 4.572 35' 10.67 55' 16.76
16' 4.8768 36' 10.97 56' 17.07
17' 5.1816 37' 11.28 57' 17.37
18' 5.4864 38' 11.58 58' 17.68
19' 5.7912 39' 11.89 59' 17.98
20' 6.096 40' 12.19 60' 18.29