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# Converting Feet to Meters - Converting Meters to Feet

## Convert feet to meters and vice versa

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## Feet and Meters

### What is a 'foot'?

A foot (indicated by the abbreviation 'ft') is a unit of length in the imperial system that is mainly used in the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries that historically have ties with the British Empire. A foot is defined as exactly 0.3048 meters according to the international agreement between the United States and countries using the metric system. This was legally established in 1959 in the US, the UK and other Commonwealth countries.

### Conversion factor

To convert feet to meters, multiply the number of feet by 0.3048.

`1 foot = 0.3048 meters`

If you want to convert from meters to feet, divide the number of meters by 0.3048.

`1 meter = 3.2808399 feet`

To convert feet to centimeters, multiply the number of feet by 30.48.

`1 foot = 30.48 centimeters`

If you want to convert from centimeters to feet, divide the number of centimeters by 30.48.

`1 centimeter = 0.032808399 feet`

### Where is 'foot' used?

In the United States, the foot is used in everyday measurements, as well as in various industries and professions such as construction, aviation, and surveying. The foot is also often used in everyday life in the United Kingdom, despite the fact that the country officially uses the metric system. Beyond that, the foot is also still used in certain contexts in Canada and other Commonwealth countries.

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