# Convert meters to feet

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meters (m)
1 meters = 3.281 feet

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in feet rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 m = 3.280840 ft. The precise fraction answer is 3 107/381 ft.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 m = 3.3 ft
• 1 m = 3.28 ft
• 1 m = 3.281 ft
• 1 m = 3.2808 ft
• 1 m = 3.28084 ft
• 1 m = 3.280840 ft
• 1 m = 3.2808399 ft
• 1 m = 3.28083990 ft
• 1 m = 3.280839895 ft
• 1 m = 3.2808398950 ft

## Answer in feet and inches

1 m equals 3 ft 3 3/8 in using feet, inches and fractional inches instead of decimals as is traditional in the imperial system. This calculation is accurate to the nearest 1/64th of an inch.

## How many feet are in a meter?

There are 3.281 feet in one meter. A meter is 3.281 times longer than a foot. A foot is 30.48% of a meter

## Meters to feet conversion factor and formulas

Formula

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

### Multiplication

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

### Division

Alternatively we can divide 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 meters to feet, divide meters by 0.305.
The formula is expressed as:
m ÷ 0.305 = ft

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

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).

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.

## Reverse this conversion

Convert from feet to meters instead.

## 1 meters to other length units

### Metric

• 1 m = 0.001 km
• 1 m = 1 m
• 1 m = 10 dm
• 1 m = 100 cm
• 1 m = 1,000 mm
• 1 m = 1,000,000 µ
• 1 m = 1×109 nm

### Imperial/U.S.

• 1 m = 6.214×10-4 mi
• 1 m = 1.094 yd
• 1 m = 3.281 ft
• 1 m = 39.37 in

## References and Citations

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

## Meters to feet conversion table

m ft
1 m 3.281 ft
2 m 6.562 ft
3 m 9.843 ft
4 m 13.123 ft
5 m 16.404 ft
6 m 19.685 ft
7 m 22.966 ft
8 m 26.247 ft
9 m 29.528 ft
10 m 32.808 ft
m ft
20 m 65.617 ft
30 m 98.425 ft
40 m 131.234 ft
50 m 164.042 ft
60 m 196.85 ft
70 m 229.659 ft
80 m 262.467 ft
90 m 295.276 ft
100 m 328.084 ft
1,000 m 3,280.84 ft