To convert a meter measurement to an inch measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio.

Since one meter is equal to 39.370079 inches, you can use this simple formula to convert:


Our inch fraction calculator can add meters and inches together, and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial, and SI metric values.

Meters and inches are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

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Meters

The meter is defined as the length of the path traveled by light in vacuum during a time interval with a duration of 1/299,792,458 of a second, according to the most recent 2019 definition.<1> One meter is equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches.

The meter, or metre, is the SI base unit for length in the metric system. Meters can be abbreviated as m; for example, 1 meter can be written as 1 m.

Inches

An inch is a unit of linear length measure equal to 1/12 of a foot or 1/36 of a yard. Because the international yard is legally defined to be equal to exactly 0.9144 meters, one inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.<2>

The inch is a US customary and imperial unit of length. Inches can be abbreviated as in; for example, 1 inch can be written as 1 in.

Inches can also be denoted using the symbol, otherwise known as a double-prime. Often a double-quote (") is used instead of a double-prime for convenience. A double-prime is commonly used to express 1 in as 1″.

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The standard ruler has 12", and is a common measuring tool for measuring inches. They are also often measured using tape measures, which commonly come in lengths from 6' - 35'. Other types of measuring devices include scales, calipers, measuring wheels, micrometers, yardsticks, and even lasers.


We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs.

Need a ruler? Try our free downloadable and printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.

Meter to Inch Conversion Table

Meter measurements converted to inches in decimal and fraction form Meters Inches (decimal) Inches (fraction)
1 m 39.37" 39 3/8"
2 m 78.74" 78 47/64"
3 m 118.11" 118 7/64"
4 m 157.48" 157 31/64"
5 m 196.85" 196 27/32"
6 m 236.22" 236 7/32"
7 m 275.59" 275 19/32"
8 m 314.96" 314 61/64"
9 m 354.33" 354 21/64"
10 m 393.7" 393 45/64"
11 m 433.07" 433 5/64"
12 m 472.44" 472 7/16"
13 m 511.81" 511 13/16"
14 m 551.18" 551 3/16"
15 m 590.55" 590 35/64"
16 m 629.92" 629 59/64"
17 m 669.29" 669 19/64"
18 m 708.66" 708 21/32"
19 m 748.03" 748 1/32"
20 m 787.4" 787 13/32"
21 m 826.77" 826 49/64"
22 m 866.14" 866 9/64"
23 m 905.51" 905 33/64"
24 m 944.88" 944 7/8"
25 m 984.25" 984 1/4"
26 m 1,024" 1,024"
27 m 1,063" 1,063"
28 m 1,102" 1,102"
29 m 1,142" 1,142"
30 m 1,181" 1,181"
31 m 1,220" 1,220"
32 m 1,260" 1,260"
33 m 1,299" 1,299"
34 m 1,339" 1,339"
35 m 1,378" 1,378"
36 m 1,417" 1,417"
37 m 1,457" 1,457"
38 m 1,496" 1,496"
39 m 1,535" 1,535"
40 m 1,575" 1,575"

References

International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/documents/20126/41483022/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdfNational Institute of Standards and Technology, Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods, Handbook 133 - 2019 Edition, https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2019/NIST.HB.133-2019.pdf