Linear feet, sometimes called lineal feet, are feet measured in a straight line. When someone talks about a person being 5 feet tall, they are referring to linear feet. This is in contrast to square feet, which measure an area instead of a straight line. Converting linear feet to meters is relatively easy, provided you have a calculator handy.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
Write the number of linear feet you are converting to meters on a piece of paper.
Write down a multiplication sign followed by the number .3048, and an equals sign. One linear foot equals .3048 meters.
Multiply the number of linear feet by .3048 using a calculator, or manually. The resulting number of this equation is the conversion of linear feet to meters. Write this number following the equals sign on the paper in order to arrive at your answer.
Tips and warnings
- Use the conversion of linear feet to meters in order to measure how many meters are in your yard, how many meters you walked or ran, or to calculate a measurement.
- Check and double-check your measurement in feet before converting feet to meters to ensure your answer is accurate.
- If you are completing these equations for school, be sure to check with your teacher in order to find out whether you are allowed to use a calculator in doing the conversions. Some teachers may allow you to do so, while others will require you to do the math by hand.
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