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Meters to feet conversion

Free meters to feet converter

Simply type the size in feet or in meter to get the live conversion. You can also include inches and fractions of inches.

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Formula for converting feet and meters

The formulas are based on the fact that, from 1959 the Commonwealth of Nations aggreed that the lenght of the internaional yard was exactly 0.9144 meters. Has the foot represent 1/3 of a yard, the calculation of 0.9144/3 = 0.3048 meter.

Convert meters to feet

Get the result of feet

Number of meters / 0.3048 = Number of feet
Round down the Number of feet = Result in feet

Get the result of inches

Number of feet - Result in feet = Feet decimal
Feet decimal x 12 = = Number of inches
Round down the Number of inches = Result in inches

Get the result of fractions of an inch

Number of inches - Result in inches = Inch decimal
Inch decimal x 32 = = Result of fraction based on 32

After, you are free to decide if you want to simplify the fraction or not.

Exemple

James climb a mountain that his 373.25 meters and would like to know the number of feet of elevation.

Get the result of feet

373.25 / 0.3048 = 1224.573491
Round down the 1224.573491 = 1224 feet

Get the result of inches

1224.573491 - 1224 feet = 0.573491
0.573491 x 12 = 6.881892
Round down the 6.881892 = 6 inches

Get the result of fractions of an inch

6.881892 - 6 = 0.881892
0.881892 x 32 = = 28.22 / 32 (or around 28/32 = 14/16 = 7/8)

The final result would be 1224 feet, 6 inches and 7/8 (simplified)

Convert feet to meters

(Number of feet + ((number of inches + number of fraction of inches)/12)) x 0.3048 = Number of meters

Exemple

John his 5 feet, 8 inches and 1/2 tall and need to get his height in meters.

(5 + ((8 + 1/2)/12)) x 0.3048 = Number of meters
(5 + 0.70833333) x 0.3048 = Number of meters
5.70833333 x 0.3048 = 1.7399 meters or 1.74 meters.

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