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.


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 divide.



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