Convert between meters and feet & inches
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My metric and imperial calculators can help you convert accurately between these units. However, if you want a quick and easy method for converting these manually in your head, on the fly, here's some help:
Converting meters to feet and inches
1 meter is equal to 3 feet and 3.37 inches. Working out a rough estimate in your head may be tricky. Remember that there are 12 inches in a foot.
Converting meters to feet
1 meter is approximately 3.28 feet . Should you wish to convert from feet to meters in your head, divide the figure by 1/3 for a very rough approximation.
Converting meters to inches
There are approximately 39.37 inches in 1 meter. If you want to calculate a rough estimate in your head, multiply your meters figure by 40. Should you wish to convert inches to meters, divide your inches figure by 40 for a rough approximation.
Converting feet to inches
This calculation is quite straight forward in comparision. There are exactly 12 inches in 1 foot. So, multiply your feet figure by 12 to get your inches figure. If you wish to convert the other way, divide your inches figure by 12.
To convert directly between meters and feet or meters and inches (plus many other units of length, distance and height), please use the length and distance converter.
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