How Long is a Meter
Meter is the SI unit of length. Length can be expressed in other units like, centimeters, inches, feet, and yards which can be converted to meters. Though meters and inches are units of length, but their values differ. In this article we will learn the relation between meter, centimeter, millimeter, inches, feet and yards. Stay tuned to learn more about how long is a meter!
1.  Definition of Meter 
2.  Conversions of Meters 
3.  Solved Examples 
4.  Practice Questions 
5.  FAQs on How Long is a Meter 
Definition of Meter
Meter is a metric unit of length. The abbreviation of meter is "m". The metric unit followed in the United States is called the "United States Customary Units (USCS)". Examples: Diameter of a swimming pool, length of objects.
Conversions of Meters
In order to convert the length given in meters to different units, it is needed to know the relation between the meter and the other units. Hence, while doing the required length conversions, these relations can be used and the lengths can be converted easily from meters to the required units.
Meter to Centimeter
Centimeter is also a unit of distance abbreviated as, "cm". Meter can be expressed in terms of Centimeter as, 1 m = 100 cm.
Meter to Millimeter
Millimeter is abbreviated as "mm". As, 1 centimeter = 10 millimeters, Meter can be expressed in terms of Millimeter as, 1 m = 1000 mm.
Meter can also be related to other units for measuring lengths like inches, feet, and yards.
Meter to Inches
Inches is the USCS unit mainly used to indicate length. It is abbreviated as "in". The relation between meters and inches is, 1 m = 39.37 in.
Meter to Feet
Feet is also a USCS unit mainly used to indicate length. It is abbreviated as "ft". Foot is the singular unit for feet. The relation between meters and feet is, 1 m = 3.28 ft.
Meter to Yards
Yard is the USCS unit abbreviated as "yd". The relation between meters and yards is, 1 m = 1.094 yd.
Let us try converting these units to meters.
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Solved Examples

Example 1: The width of a door is 36 inches. Mike wants to know its width in meters. Can you help him with the conversion?
Solution: The width of the door is 36 inches. As 1 inch = 0.0254 meter
The width of door in meters is, 36 inches = 36 × 0.0254 = 0.9144 meters
Therefore, Width of door = 0.9 meters approximately. 
Example 2: Rooney is trying to convert 5 meter into feet. Can you help him with the answer?
Solution: Rooney will be able to do the coversion when he has the knowledge of how long is a meter in feet.
As, 1 meter = 3.28 feet
Thus, 5 meter = 5 × 3.28 = 16.4 feet
Therefore, 5 meter = 16.4 feet. 
Example 3: Roy has to cover a distance of 5 km to reach school. He wants to denote this distance in terms of meter. What will be the value in meter?
Solution: The given distance is 5 km.
As, 1 km = 1000 meter
Thus, 5 km in meters is given by, 5 km = 5 × 1000 = 5000 meters
Therefore, Distance = 5000 meters 
Example 4: Convert 3 meters to yards.
Solution: As, 1 m = 1.094 yd
Thus, 3 m = 3 × 1.094 = 3.28 yds
Therefore, 3 meters = 3.28 yds
FAQs on How Long is a Meter
How Many Centimeters Make 1 Meter?
100 centimeters make 1 meter.
How Far in Miles is 1000 Meter?
1000 meters is equal to 0.621 miles.
How Can I Measure 1 Meter Without a Ruler?
We can use our arms with fingers extended and measures to the tips of the fingers. This is a freehand way to estimate meters, although there may be a small difference between actually measuring it with a scale and measuring it with your arm.
What is 15 m in cm?
15 m in cm is 1500 cm.
How Many Meters are in a Mile?
There are 1609.34 meters in a mile.
What is Longer a Meter or a Yard?
A meter is longer than a yard
How Many Meters are there in a Millimeter?
There is 0.001 meter in a millimeter.