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Question: How many feet make a meter
I need to know how many feet are in a meter.
 
Answer:
 
Fortunately, this is a 3-step conversion and all three conversion factors are exact.  The three steps can be shown in the following plan:
 
meters → centimeters → inches → feet.
 
Here's the solution:
 
1 meter x (100 cm / 1 m) x (1 in / 2.54 cm) x (1 ft / 12 in) = 3 feet.
 
If you want to add more sig figs to the meter, then you'll get more sig figs in the answer, because each of the conversion factors is exact.  For example, 
 
1.00 m x (100 cm / 1 m) x (1 in / 2.54 cm) x (1 ft / 12 in) = 3.28 feet
 
or 
 
1.000000000 m x (100 cm / 1 m) x (1 in / 2.54 cm) x (1 ft / 12 in) = 3.280839895 feet
 
 
That's all the decimal places in my calculator, so it's enough for me.  Use Excel for more.
Hi Barb, it ain't no thang chicken wang... ahem well you have to know some standard conversion factors 
 
12in = 1ft
1 ft = 0.3048m
 
Always check your unit of measurements when dealing with conversions, it will help you out in the future as well. 
This is a conversion factor for which you do further calculations such as "how many feet are in 12.4 meters?".  The previous two answers have the correct conversion factor.
 
It can be utilized as 1meter/3.28084 feet or 3.28084 feet/1 meter and set up such that you place the unit you desire in your answer as the numerator and the one you wish to cancel out (or convert from) in the denominator.
This is not a calculation you should have to compute because feet is in the US customary system of measurement  and meter is is described in the metric system. This number should usually be given to you to complete your calculations in chemistry unless your instructor has said otherwise. 
 
1 meter= 3.28084 feet
 
Also, remember to give some attention to significant digits. 

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