Inches to Meters Converter

Use this converter to easily convert between Inches and Meters (in to m).

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How many Inches equal one Meter?

Both meters and inches are units for measuring length, or distance between two points in space. Since 1959 the inch is defined as 2.54 centimeters. One meter is equal to 100 cm, so about 39.370079 inches equal 1 meter. The symbol for inches is "in", while the symbol for meters is "m". Thus 1 m = 39.37 in. Sometimes inches are written using double quotes, like so: 39.37".

Difference between Inches and Meters

Both units measure the distance between two points in a cartesian or tridimentional space. In most practical applications they are used to measure dimensions of objects, like length, width, height, depth. The meter is often used when describing walking or running over short distances, as in sports.

The meter is a modern metric, defined by the distance light travels in vacuum in 1/299,792,458 seconds. It is the basis of the metric system adopted by most countries in the world and standardized by the International Organization of Standardization. The same standard defines the inch as 0.0254 of a meter.

Previous to that definition the inch was defined as 1/12 of a foot, and since the foot varied from location to location and from time to time, so did the inch. Due to the difference in magnitude, the inch is usually used for smaller objects and tasks that require greater precision.

How to convert Inches to Meters

It is easy to convert from inches to meters by using our online in to m converter. If for some reason you want to do the calculation yourself, e.g. on a calculator or in Excel, you can multiply the measurement in meters to 0.0254 to get the equivalent in inches.

Inches to meters conversion example

Sample task: convert 60 inches to meters. Solution:

Formula:
in * 0.0254 = m
Calculation:
60 in * 0.0254 = 1.5240 m
End result:
60 in is equal to 1.5240 m

in to m conversion table

in to m conversion table
in m
1 in 0.025400 m
2 in 0.050800 m
3 in 0.076200 m
4 in 0.101600 m
5 in 0.127000 m
6 in 0.152400 m
7 in 0.177800 m
8 in 0.203200 m
9 in 0.228600 m
10 in 0.254000 m
20 in 0.508000 m
30 in 0.762000 m
40 in 1.016000 m
50 in 1.27 m
60 in 1.524000 m
70 in 1.778000 m
80 in 2.032000 m
90 in 2.286000 m
100 in 2.54 m
200 in 5.08 m
300 in 7.62 m
400 in 10.16 m
500 in 12.70 m
600 in 15.24 m
700 in 17.78 m
800 in 20.32 m
900 in 22.86 m
1,000 in 25.40 m

References:

[1] NIST Special Publication 330 (2008) - "The International System of Units (SI)", edited by Barry N.Taylor and Ambler Thompson

[2] International Organization for Standardization (1993). ISO Standards Handbook: Quantities and units (3rd edition). Geneva: ISO. ISBN 92-67-10185-4.

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