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# Convert inches to meters - Convert meters to inches

## Convert inches to meters and vice versa

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## Inches and Meters

An inch and a meter are both units of length used in different measuring systems: the imperial system (or British measurement system), which is widely used in the United States, and the metric system, which is the standard worldwide.

### Inch

An inch is defined as 2.54 centimeters (cm) in the metric system. This is a fixed definition, so an inch never changes in size. In everyday language, an inch is often used to measure the size of small objects and distances, such as the size of a screen, the length of a nail, or the width of a photo.

### Meter

On the other hand, a meter (m), which is the standard unit of length in the metric system, is defined as the length of the path traveled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second. A meter is approximately equal to 3.28084 feet, or 39.3701 inches.

The conversion from inches to meters is done as follows: multiply the number of inches by 0.0254 to get the equivalent in meters. For example, 10 inches equals 10 * 0.0254 = 0.254 meters.

`1 inch = 0.0254 meter`

Conversely, to convert from meters to inches, you need to multiply the number of meters by 39.3701. For example, 2 meters equals 2 * 39.3701 = 78.7402 inches.

`1 meter = 39.37 inch`

It is important to note that although these conversions are exact according to the definitions, in practical environments they are often rounded off to simplify the calculations.