# Feet to Meters and Meters to Feet Conversion

Both feet and meters are units of length, and understanding the relationship between these units is fundamental for countless applications ranging from scientific research to everyday activities.

This article helps convert feet to meters and meters to feet, providing readers with conversion calculators, tables, and simple explanations on how to use them.

Published: February 15, 2024.

## Feet to Meters and Meters to Feet Conversion Calculators

To convert length or distance expressed in feet to length or distance expressed in meters (and vice versa), feel free to use the following calculators:

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Meters (m):

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## How To Convert Feet to Meters and Meters to Feet

The relationship between feet and meters is as follows:

1 foot = 0.3048 m → 1 m = 1/0.3048 ft = ~3.280839 ft

As one can see, one foot is exactly 0.3048 meters.

Here are a few conversion examples:

### 2 meters to feet:

L(m) = 2m = 2 / 0.3048 ft = ~6.561679 ft

### 3 meters to feet:

L(m) = 3m = 3 / 0.3048 ft = ~9.842519 ft

### 5 meters to feet:

L(m) = 5m = 5 / 0.3048 ft = ~16.404199 ft

### 10 meters to feet:

L(m) = 10m = 10 / 0.3048 ft = ~32.80839 ft

### 20 meters to feet:

L(m) = 20m = 20 / 0.3048 ft = ~65.61679 ft

### 100 meters to feet:

L(m) = 100m = 100 / 0.3048 ft = ~328.08398 ft

### 10 feet to meters:

L(ft) = 10 ft = 10 * 0.3048 = 3.048 m

### 20 feet to meters:

L(ft) = 20 ft = 20 * 0.3048 = 6.096 m

### 50 feet to meters:

L(ft) = 50 ft = 50 * 0.3048 = 15.24 m

### 100 feet to meters:

L(ft) = 100 ft = 100 * 0.3048 = 30.48 m

## Feet to Meters and Meters to Feet Conversion Tables

The following tables contain the most common values given in feet and meters, converted into meters and feet:

 Feet (ft) Meters (m) 0.1 0.0304 0.5 0.1524 1.0 0.3048 2.0 0.6096 3.0 0.9144 4.0 1.2192 5.0 1.5240 6.0 1.8288 7.0 2.1336 8.0 2.4384 9.0 2.7432 10.0 3.0480 25.0 7.6200 50.0 15.240 100.0 30.480

 Meters (m) Feet (ft) 0.1 0.3280 0.5 1.6404 1.0 3.2808 2.0 6.5616 3.0 9.8425 4.0 13.123 5.0 16.404 6.0 19.685 7.0 22.965 8.0 26.246 9.0 29.527 10.0 32.808 25.0 82.020 50.0 164.04 100.0 328.08

If You wish to convert values that are not in the table, please use the conversion calculators.

## Quick Intro to Feet and Meters

The measurement units of feet and meters are fundamental to various fields, including construction, aviation, and everyday communication about distance and height.

Understanding their origins, relationships, and how they became standardized offers a glimpse into the evolution of measurement systems worldwide.

### History of Feet

The foot as a unit of measurement has ancient origins, tracing back to diverse civilizations, including the Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. Its length varied from culture to culture, generally based on the human foot's size but not standardized, leading to variations in measurement.

The most commonly referenced foot in history is the Roman foot (pes), which measured approximately 11.65 inches (296 mm). Over centuries, the foot was used in many European countries with slight variations until a more standardized form was adopted.

### History of Meters

The meter, on the other hand, is a product of the push towards a universal measurement system. Its origins lie in the French Revolution, which sought to standardize measurements as part of a broader rationalization effort.

The meter was originally defined in 1791 by the French Academy of Sciences as one ten-millionth of the distance from the North Pole to the Equator along the meridian through Paris. This definition aimed to make the meter a universal standard based on natural constants.

Despite initial resistance, the metric system, with the meter at its core, gained widespread acceptance over the 19th and 20th centuries.

### Relation Between Feet and Meters

The relationship between feet and meters is a cornerstone of the metrication process, which involves the transition from traditional units of measurement to the metric system.

One meter is officially defined as equivalent to 3.280839895 feet (or approximately 3.281 feet). This conversion factor enables accurate translations between the two units, facilitating international trade, scientific research, and technical collaboration.

### Standardization

The standardization of the foot and the meter has been a lengthy process, marked by international agreements and scientific advancements. The meter was redefined in 1983 by the International System of Units (SI) as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 seconds, reflecting a move towards definitions based on universal constants.

The foot, used primarily in the United States and a few other countries, was standardized in 1959 when the international yard was redefined as exactly 0.9144 meters, thus making the international foot exactly 0.3048 meters.

This agreement standardized the foot in countries still using it for non-scientific purposes, aligning it more closely with the metric system.

And as one can see, inches, feet, and yards are used still.