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How to convert feet to meters manually

Updated July 20, 2017

Converting feet to meters is performed with multiplication. Many countries commonly use metrics as their conversions. There may be times when a length needs to be converted from feet to meters. The formula for converting feet to meters will always remain the same.

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  1. Write the length to be converted. For example, to convert five feet to meters, write down the number "5."

  2. Multiply that number 5 by 0.3048. This decimal number in meters, 0.3048, is equal to one foot.

  3. Write 1.524 meters as the product. Now you have manually converted five feet to 1.524 meters.

  4. Tip

    It may be easier and faster to use a calculator to perform conversions of higher numbers.

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