I need to know how many feet are in a meter.

**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.