# Feet-to-Meters Conversion: Definition, Examples, and Practice Problems

reviewed by Jo-ann Caballes

Updated on October 28, 2024

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Today, we’re going to delve into the world of measurements and look at feet-to-meters conversions.

The conversion between these two measurements of length is important when working with different measurement systems.

Here, we’ll cover the fundamentals of ft to meters conversions, how many meters are in a foot and the ft to m formula. We’ll also share solved math tasks and exciting math worksheets so you can practice your knowledge and become a master of converting ft to m!

## What is feet to meters conversion?

Feet-to-meters conversion involves converting the measurement of feet into the measurement of meters. It’s helpful to understand both measurement metrics first before we get into the conversion.

### Measurement of feet

The measurement of feet is one you’ll encounter both in math and everyday life. It is part of the US customary system and the imperial system, meaning it is a standard unit of measurement in the US. It is equivalent to 12 inches, so a standard ruler that you’ll use in a classroom is 1 foot long. Feet is often represented by the shortened ft.

### Measurement of meters

Meters are a unit of measurement in the metric system, which isn’t used as a standard in the US. Though you may still encounter it as almost the whole world uses this unit – that is why knowing how to convert ft to m is an important skill! Meters are equal to 100 centimeters and 1/1000th of a kilometer. Meters are often represented by the shortened m.

## How many meters are in a foot?

1 ft to m measures 0.3048 meters. This means that the meter is the larger and longer unit of measurement. Meanwhile, there are 3.28084 feet in 1 meter.

## Feet-to-meters conversion: formula

In order to convert feet to meter, you’ll need to know the formula.

The feet-to-meters conversion formula is:

Meters = feet ÷ 3.28

It can also be used as a multiplication – in which case, our formula would be meters = feet x 0.3048.

Let’s use an example. If we have 6 feet, our sum will be 6 feet ÷ 3.28 = 1.82926829 meters. We can simplify this down to 2 decimal places, which becomes 1.83 meters.

## How to convert feet to meters?

To convert feet to meters, you simply use the ft to meters conversion formula, which is feet ÷ 3.28 = meters.

Let’s use another example. If you have 15 feet, our sum will be 15 feet ÷ 3.28 = 4.57317073 meters.

What about converting 14000 feet to meters? 14000 feet ÷ 3.28 = 4268.29268 meters. So, if you’re asking, “How many meters is 14000 ft?” your answer is 4268.29268 meters, or simplified as 4268.29 meters!

### How to convert meters to feet?

To convert meters to feet, you just inverse your operation. Instead of dividing your number by 3.28, you multiply your number by 3.28.

Knowing how to convert feet to meters and meters to feet is actually really helpful.

Let’s use an example. If we want to convert 60 feet to meters, our sum would be 60 meters x 3.28 = 196.8 feet. If we want to convert 450 ft to meters, our sum would be 450 meters x 3.28 = 1476.

### Feet-to-meters conversion chart

It can be handy to have a chart that lists some of the most common feet-to-meters measurements that you can easily refer to. Below, we’ve covered some of the most common ft to meters conversions.

## Feet (ft) measurement |
## Meters (m) equivalent |

0.01 feet | 0.003048 meters |

0.1 feet | 0.03048 meters |

1 foot | 0.3048 meters |

2 feet | 0.6096 meters |

5 feet | 1.5240 meters |

10 feet | 3.048 meters |

15 feet | 4.572 meters |

20 feet | 6.096 meters |

40 feet | 12.192 meters |

60 feet | 18.288 meters |

100 feet | 30.480 meters |

## Solved math tasks: examples

Now that you know all about converting feet to meters and its formula, try out our solved math tasks. We’ve provided the answers so you can check if you’ve got them right.

### Solved math task 1

You have a football field that measures 360 ft from end zone to end zone. Convert the football field’s feet in meter measurements.

#### Answer:

109.756098 meters. |

Simply divide your measurement in feet by 3.28. 360 ft ÷ 3.28 = 109.756098 meters, which we can simplify to 2 decimal places: 109.76 meters.

### Solved math task 2

Your school classroom measures 30 feet wide. How wide is your school classroom of 30 feet in meter measurements?

#### Answer:

9.14355379 meters. |

Simply divide your measurement in feet by 3.28. 30 ft ÷ 3.28 = 9.14634146 meters, which we can simplify to 2 decimal places: 9.15 meters.

### Solved math task 3

Your bedroom measures 23 feet long. How long is your bedroom of 23 feet in meter measurements?

#### Answer:

7.01005791 meters. |

Simply divide your measurement in feet by 3.28. 23 ft ÷ 3.28 = 7.01219512 meters, which we can simplify to 2 decimal places: 7.01 meters.

## Feet-to-meters conversion: practice math problems

## Feet-to-meters conversion: worksheets

Ready to try out some interesting challenges all around feet to meters? Download our cool math worksheets to put your knowledge to the test and become a whizz at converting feet to meters!

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