Length

Length

 Conversion Chart 1 centimeter="0.3937" inches 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters 1 foot = 0.3048 meters 1 yard = 0.9144 meters 1 meter = 3.28083 feet 1 kilometer = 3281 feet 1 kilometer = 0.6214 miles

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

Example:

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

 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 divide.