# Convert meters to inches

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meters (m)
1 meters = 39.37 inches

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in inches rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 m = 39.370079 in. The precise fraction answer is 39 47/127 in.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 m = 39.4 in
• 1 m = 39.37 in
• 1 m = 39.370 in
• 1 m = 39.3701 in
• 1 m = 39.37008 in
• 1 m = 39.370079 in
• 1 m = 39.3700787 in
• 1 m = 39.37007874 in
• 1 m = 39.370078740 in
• 1 m = 39.3700787402 in

## 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 inches are in a meter?

There are 39.37 inches in one meter. A meter is 39.37 times longer than an inch. An inch is 2.54% of a meter

## Meters to inches conversion factor and formulas

Formula

The conversion factor between meters and inches is 39.37. This represents the ratio of inches per one meter. To calculate the value in inches, we can either multiply by the conversion factor or divide by its inverse.

### Multiplication

To convert from meters to inches, multiply meters by 39.37.
The formula is expressed as:
m × 39.37 = in

### Division

Alternatively we can divide by the inverse conversion factor to get the same result.
The inverse of 39.37 is 1/39.37 or 0.025. To convert from meters to inches, divide meters by 0.025.
The formula is expressed as:
m ÷ 0.025 = in

Converting meters to inches is a conversion between units from separate unit systems - meters are metric (SI) defined units while inches 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 inch is a length measurement within US Customary and British Imperial units of measure. It is officially defined as 25.4 millimeters. Twelve inches equal one foot and thirty six inches equal a yard in the US/Imperial systems. The abbreviation for inches is either in or " as in 12". When measuring in inches, it is common to subdivide the inch into fractional portions like a half-inch, quarter-inch, eighth of an inch etc. instead of using decimals. Inches are frequently used in the building construction trades in the US and Canada. Internationally, inches are a common measurement of tire size and display screen sizes. Historically the inch is derived from the width of an adult thumb.

## Reverse this conversion

Convert from inches 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 inches conversion table

m in
1 m 39.37 in
2 m 78.74 in
3 m 118.11 in
4 m 157.48 in
5 m 196.85 in
6 m 236.22 in
7 m 275.591 in
8 m 314.961 in
9 m 354.331 in
10 m 393.701 in
m in
20 m 787.402 in
30 m 1,181.102 in
40 m 1,574.803 in
50 m 1,968.504 in
60 m 2,362.205 in
70 m 2,755.906 in
80 m 3,149.606 in
90 m 3,543.307 in
100 m 3,937.008 in
1,000 m 39,370.079 in