Meters to Feet Converter

Use this converter to easily convert between Meters and Feet (m to ft).

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How many Feet equal one Meter?

Approximately 3.2808 feet equal one meter, since a foot is defined as 0.3048 of a meter according to an international treaty signed in 1959. This is the definition according to the International System of Units (SI) and the ISO standards on quantities and units [1][2]. The symbol for meter is "m", while the symbol for foot is "ft".

Difference between Meters and Feet

Meters and feet are measurements of length, of slightly different magnitude. They are often used when the dimensions of a larger object need to be expressed, as well as to measure small distances, such as the length of a house yard or garden.

The meter is a modern metric, initially defined as the length of a particular metal alloy bar (the "Standard"), but was later redefined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 seconds. This precise definition, alongside the ease of use and its wide recognition is what makes it the preferred unit of length in science, engineering, architecture, etc. It is used in most countries in the world as an official unit of length.

The foot is a unit with a long history, dating to at least the time of the Roman Empire. It corresponded to a different distance depending on the location and time period in question, as it was often defined as the average length of a random sample of people in a given geographical area. It is now fixed to the length of the meter.

How to convert Meters to Feet

To convert a length measurement from meters to feet, divide the measurement in meters by 0.3048 to arrive at its equivalent in feet. Usually the calculation is done with the help of a calculator. Our online meters to feet converter above is a great tool, easy to use, and will also work offline, if your browser has the page cached.

Meters to Feet conversion example

Sample task: convert 5 meters to feet. Solution:

Formula:
m / 0.3048 = ft
Calculation:
5 m / 0.3048 = 16.404199 ft
End result:
5 m is equal to 16.404199 ft

m to ft conversion table

m to ft conversion table
m ft
1 m 3.280840 ft
2 m 6.561680 ft
3 m 9.842520 ft
4 m 13.123360 ft
5 m 16.404199 ft
6 m 19.685039 ft
7 m 22.965879 ft
8 m 26.246719 ft
9 m 29.527559 ft
10 m 32.808399 ft
20 m 65.616798 ft
30 m 98.425197 ft
40 m 131.233596 ft
50 m 164.041995 ft
60 m 196.850394 ft
70 m 229.658793 ft
80 m 262.467192 ft
90 m 295.275591 ft
100 m 328.083990 ft
200 m 656.167979 ft
300 m 984.251969 ft
400 m 1,312.335958 ft
500 m 1,640.419948 ft
600 m 1,968.503937 ft
700 m 2,296.587927 ft
800 m 2,624.671916 ft
900 m 2,952.755906 ft
1,000 m 3,280.839895 ft

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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