Convert Meters to Feet & Inches

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1 m = 3.28084 ft
1 m = 3' 3 3/8"

How to Convert Meters to Feet

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

Convert meters to feet with this simple formula:

feet = meters × 3.28084

Converting a meter length measurement to a foot measurement involves multiplying the length by the conversion ratio to find the result. One meter is equal to 3.28084 feet, so to convert simply multiply by 3.28084.

For example, here's how to convert 5 meters to feet using the formula above.
5 m = (5 × 3.28084) = 16.404199'

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

Meters and feet are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. Meters are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as m, for example 1 m. Feet are an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as ft, for example 1 ft. 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 inches, equal to 1 foot.

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.

meters and feet are units used to measure length
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Meter Measurements and Equivalent Foot Conversions

Common meter values converted to the equivalent feet decimal and feet and inches values
Meters Feet (decimal) Feet & Inches
1 m 3.2808' 3' 3 3/8"
2 m 6.5617' 6' 6 47/64"
3 m 9.8425' 9' 10 7/64"
4 m 13.12' 13' 1 31/64"
5 m 16.4' 16' 4 27/32"
6 m 19.69' 19' 8 7/32"
7 m 22.97' 22' 11 19/32"
8 m 26.25' 26' 2 61/64"
9 m 29.53' 29' 6 21/64"
10 m 32.81' 32' 9 45/64"
11 m 36.09' 36' 1 5/64"
12 m 39.37' 39' 4 7/16"
13 m 42.65' 42' 7 13/16"
14 m 45.93' 45' 11 3/16"
15 m 49.21' 49' 2 35/64"
16 m 52.49' 52' 5 59/64"
17 m 55.77' 55' 9 19/64"
18 m 59.06' 59' 0 21/32"
19 m 62.34' 62' 4 1/32"
20 m 65.62' 65' 7 13/32"
21 m 68.9' 68' 10 49/64"
22 m 72.18' 72' 2 9/64"
23 m 75.46' 75' 5 33/64"
24 m 78.74' 78' 8 7/8"
25 m 82.02' 82' 0 1/4"
26 m 85.3' 85' 3 5/8"
27 m 88.58' 88' 6 63/64"
28 m 91.86' 91' 10 23/64"
29 m 95.14' 95' 1 47/64"
30 m 98.43' 98' 5 7/64"
31 m 101.71' 101' 8 15/32"
32 m 104.99' 104' 11 27/32"
33 m 108.27' 108' 3 7/32"
34 m 111.55' 111' 6 37/64"
35 m 114.83' 114' 9 61/64"
36 m 118.11' 118' 1 21/64"
37 m 121.39' 121' 4 11/16"
38 m 124.67' 124' 8 1/16"
39 m 127.95' 127' 11 7/16"
40 m 131.23' 131' 2 51/64"

More Meter Length Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Miles
1 m is equal to 0.000621 miles
Convert to Yards
1 m is equal to 1.093613 yards
Convert to Inches
1 m is equal to 39.370079 inches
SI Units
Convert to Kilometers
1 m is equal to 0.001 kilometers
Convert to Centimeters
1 m is equal to 100 centimeters
Convert to Millimeters
1 m is equal to 1,000 millimeters
Convert to Micrometers
1 m is equal to 1,000,000 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers
1 m is equal to 1,000,000,000 nanometers