Convert Meters to Inches

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1 m = 39.370079 in
1 m ≈ 39 3/8"
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How to Convert Meters to Inches

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

To convert a meter measurement to a inch measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One meter is equal to 39.370079 inches, so use this simple formula to convert:

inches = meters × 39.370079

The length in inches is equal to the meters multiplied by 39.370079.

For example, here's how to convert 5 meters to inches using the formula above.
5 m = (5 × 39.370079) = 196.850394"

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

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

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.

Inches

An inch is a unit of linear length measure equal to 1/12 of a foot or 1/36 of a yard. Because the international yard is legally defined to be equal to exactly 0.9144 meters, one inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.

The inch is a US customary and imperial unit of length. Inches can be abbreviated as in, for example 1 inch can be written as 1 in.

Inches can also be denoted using the symbol, otherwise know as a double-prime. Often a double-quote (") is used instead of a double-prime for convenience. Using the double-prime, 1 in can be written as 1″.

A quarter is .955" in diameter, which is just smaller than 1"

The standard ruler has 12", and are a common measuring tool for measuring inches. They are also often measured using tape measures which commonly come in lengths from 6' - 35'. Other types of measuring devices include scales, calipers, measuring wheels, micrometers, yardsticks, and even lasers.

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.

Meter Measurements and Equivalent Inch Conversions

Common meter values converted to the equivalent inch decimal and fraction values
Meters Inches (decimal) Inches (fraction)
1 m 39.37" 39 3/8"
2 m 78.74" 78 47/64"
3 m 118.11" 118 7/64"
4 m 157.48" 157 31/64"
5 m 196.85" 196 27/32"
6 m 236.22" 236 7/32"
7 m 275.59" 275 19/32"
8 m 314.96" 314 61/64"
9 m 354.33" 354 21/64"
10 m 393.7" 393 45/64"
11 m 433.07" 433 5/64"
12 m 472.44" 472 7/16"
13 m 511.81" 511 13/16"
14 m 551.18" 551 3/16"
15 m 590.55" 590 35/64"
16 m 629.92" 629 59/64"
17 m 669.29" 669 19/64"
18 m 708.66" 708 21/32"
19 m 748.03" 748 1/32"
20 m 787.4" 787 13/32"
21 m 826.77" 826 49/64"
22 m 866.14" 866 9/64"
23 m 905.51" 905 33/64"
24 m 944.88" 944 7/8"
25 m 984.25" 984 1/4"
26 m 1,024" 1,024"
27 m 1,063" 1,063"
28 m 1,102" 1,102"
29 m 1,142" 1,142"
30 m 1,181" 1,181"
31 m 1,220" 1,220"
32 m 1,260" 1,260"
33 m 1,299" 1,299"
34 m 1,339" 1,339"
35 m 1,378" 1,378"
36 m 1,417" 1,417"
37 m 1,457" 1,457"
38 m 1,496" 1,496"
39 m 1,535" 1,535"
40 m 1,575" 1,575"

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 Feet
1 m is equal to 3.28084 feet
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