This converter will convert a length from meters to feet and inches. It accepts whole numbers as well as decimals (175.25). It also provides the value as a fraction along with several other formats.
The formula to convert meters to feet is to multiply by 3.2808. This is equivalent to saying one meter equals 3.2808 feet.
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How To Convert Meters To Feet And Inches
One method to convert your measurement from meters to feet and inches is to take meters and multiply by 3.2808 to convert to feet.
For example, for 1.77 meters, you would first multiply 1.77 * 3.2808. This equals 5.807016 feet. If you are fine with a decimal value, you can round up to the nearest tenth (5.8 feet) and you’re done. But if you would like the value in both feet and inches, there is one more step.
Using the previous answer of 5.807016 feet, you would separate the whole number (5) which represents whole feet from the decimal numbers which represent the percentage less than a foot (.807016).
You would then multiply the decimal value by 12 to convert to inches. .807016 * 12 = 9.684192 inches.
Then combine your feet along with inches which results in 5 feet 9.7 inches.
So 1.77 meters is equal to 5 feet 9.7 inches.
Steps To Convert Meters To Feet And Inches Recap
- Multiply meters by 3.2808 to determine feet (in decimal value).
- Optional – to determine feet and inches, using only the decimal portion of Step 1, multiply by 12.
- The whole number represents feet and and the converted decimal value represents inches.