Inches to Meters2020-11-22T19:23:33+00:00

Algebraic Steps / Dimensional Analysis Formula

0.3048 m
1 ft
0.0254 m
1 in

Conversion to common lengths

Nautical Miles

Information about the Inch

The inch is a unit of length used primarily in the United States, but also widely used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, India, Malaysia, Australia, and New Zealand. In many other countries the unit inch is found in the technology sector. The English name of the inch is “inch”. The value of the international inch according to the Anglo-Saxon System of Units is equivalent to 2.54 cm.

Like the meter, the inch has respective units of area and volume. The surface measurement is the square inch that has a value equivalent to 6.4516 cm². Meanwhile the volume measurement is the cubic inch and its value is equal to 16.387064 cm³.

In addition, in the United States there is another variant of the inch, the so-called “survey inch“.

The survey inch is frequently used in land surveying. Its value is equal to 2.54000508 cm.

It then has a minimal difference to the main inch. The difference is only noticeable with very exact measurements or very long distances.

Especially in the field of nuts and bolts, the use of the inch continues to cause problems in the international market.

The inch is used to measure the size of clothing, electronic devices, especially to indicate screen sizes, for cameras and glasses, hydraulic machines, vehicles, sports equipment and much more.

Inches to Meters conversions

Here are the conversion formulas:

To obtain the value in meters, take the value in inches and multiply it by the factor 0.254. For example:

3 in = 3 * 0,254 m = 0,762 m = 76,2 cm

To obtain the value in inches, take the value in meters and divide it by the factor 0.254. For example:

3 meters = 3 / 0.254 in = 11.811 in
The conversion from inches to feet is much simpler, since the two units are part of the Anglo-Saxon System of Units. One foot is exactly 12 inches. So to convert the two units you have to multiply or divide the value respectively by the factor 12.
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