Conversion of Length
If you want a quick conversion, try our Conversion
Charts, but if you want a deeper understanding, read on ....
How to Convert Lengths
Conversion of length is simply a matter of multiplying
by the right number.
To convert lengths, follow these steps:
 Find the right conversion number (see
Conversion Charts)
 Then just Multiply by that number
Example 1
Convert 3 feet into meters
If we put a 1meter
ruler next to a 1foot ruler, they would look like this: 

If you then looked
more closely, you would see that the 1foot ruler came to exactly
0.3048 on the meter ruler: 

So, the conversion for feet to meters is:1 ft = 0.3048 meters
Now, to find out what 3 feet would be in meters, we
could just put three 1 foot rulers next to each other like
this:
So, you can see that 3 feet = 3
× 0.3048 meters = 0.9144 meters
So, 3 ft = 0.9144 m
Example 2
Convert 5 kilometers into miles
The conversion for
kilometers into miles is:
1 km = 0.6214 mile
So, the length conversion is "multiply by 0.6214":
5 × 0.6214 = 3.1
So, 5 km = 3.1 miles
