If you do not have this convenient conversion table you can easily convert between the two systems as long as you know how.
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
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