You want to know how many meters are in 8 feet. You only need to remember one equation (2.54 centimeters (cm) equals 1 inch). From there you can make a equation based on the conversions you know. You will cross from the Customary System to the Metric System only from inches to centimeters.
feet --> inches --> centimeters --> meters
Next you will make equal fractions based on the rules you already know.
|1 foot||1 inch||1 meter|
|12 inches||2.54 cm||100 cm|
Now you can multiply to determine your answer.
|8 feet||x||12 inches||x||2.54 cm||x||1 meter||=||8 x 12 x 2.54||meters|
|1||1 foot||1 inch||100cm||100|
Some of the fractions were turned upside down so
that you could cancel out the feet, inches, and centimeters. Next just multiply then