# Convert feet to meters

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feet (ft)
1 feet = 0.305 meters

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in meters rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 ft = 0.304800 m. The precise fraction answer is 381/1250 m.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 ft = 0.3 m
• 1 ft = 0.30 m
• 1 ft = 0.305 m
• 1 ft = 0.3048 m
• 1 ft = 0.30480 m
• 1 ft = 0.304800 m
• 1 ft = 0.3048000 m
• 1 ft = 0.30480000 m
• 1 ft = 0.304800000 m
• 1 ft = 0.3048000000 m

## How many meters are in a foot?

There are 0.305 meters in one foot. A foot is 30.48% of a meter. A meter is 228.08% longer than one foot.

## Feet to meters conversion factor and formulas

Formula

The conversion factor between feet and meters is 3.281. This represents the ratio of feet per one meter. To calculate the value in meters, we can either divide by the conversion factor or multiply by its inverse.

### Division

To convert from feet to meters, divide feet by 3.281.
The formula is expressed as:
ft ÷ 3.281 = m

### Multiplication

Alternatively we can multiply by the inverse conversion factor to get the same result.
The inverse of 3.281 is 1/3.281 or 0.305. To convert from feet to meters, multiply feet by 0.305.
The formula is expressed as:
ft × 0.305 = m

Converting feet to meters is a conversion between units from separate unit systems - feet are US Customary / UK Imperial defined units while meters are metric (SI) .

Customary/Imperial Unit

The foot is a length unit of measure within the US Customary and UK Imperial systems. It is commonly abbreviated as ft or using the ' symbol. The official definition of the foot is 0.3048 meters. Within the Imperial system, the foot is equal to 12 inches or 1/3 of a yard. The foot is very widely used within the United States in situations where nearly the rest of the world would measure in meters. Globally, the foot is used by the aviation community as the standard measurement of flight altitude eg. 35,000 feet.

SI Unit

The meter is the primary unit for measurement of length within the metric (SI) system of measure. It is officially defined as the distance which light travels in 1/299,792,458th of a second in a vacuum. Internationally the meter is usually spelled 'metre', however the prevalent spelling in the United States is 'meter'. Its symbol is the lower case letter m. The meter is the base unit for deriving all other SI units of length eg. kilometer (1,000 meters).

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## 1 feet to other length units

### Metric

• 1 ft = 3.048×10-4 km
• 1 ft = 0.305 m
• 1 ft = 3.048 dm
• 1 ft = 30.48 cm
• 1 ft = 304.8 mm
• 1 ft = 304,800 µ
• 1 ft = 3.048×108 nm

### Imperial/U.S.

• 1 ft = 1.894×10-4 mi
• 1 ft = 0.333 yd
• 1 ft = 1 ft
• 1 ft = 12 in

## References and Citations

1. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) General Tables of Units of Measurement
2. International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) The International System of Units (SI)

ft m
1 ft 0.305 m
2 ft 0.61 m
3 ft 0.914 m
4 ft 1.219 m
5 ft 1.524 m
6 ft 1.829 m
7 ft 2.134 m
8 ft 2.438 m
9 ft 2.743 m
10 ft 3.048 m
ft m
20 ft 6.096 m
30 ft 9.144 m
40 ft 12.192 m
50 ft 15.24 m
60 ft 18.288 m
70 ft 21.336 m
80 ft 24.384 m
90 ft 27.432 m
100 ft 30.48 m
1,000 ft 304.8 m